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            Nicholas J. Martin, son of Patrick and Susanna C. (Welsh) Martin, was born at Hutchinson, Kansas, July 23, 1896.

            His preparatory education was at St. Joseph’s School, San Diego, and Santa Clara Preparatory, Santa Clara.  He graduated from Santa Clara University (A.B. 1916 and LL.B  1917) and from Georgetown University (A.M., LL.M and M.P.L. 1919).

            He was admitted to the California State Bar on July 23, 1917 beginning an independent law practice at San Diego in 1919, and has been in general practice since then, being now the senior partner of the firm of Martin and Mahedy.  He is a member of The State Bar of California (serving at times on various administrative committees), Bar Association of San Diego (president 1939, and member Board of Directors various periods) and American Bar Association.

            He was created a Knight of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Pius XII in 1943.  He is a member of Knights of Columbus (Past Grand Knight, Past District Deputy), Father Serra Club, Elks and University Club.

            He was a member of the San Diego City Board of Freeholders in 1929 and chairman of the Board in 1930, which proposed the City Charter adopted in 1931; Member City Park Commission 1937, Juvenile Court Probation Committee, four years, Community Chest Board of Directors, San Diego Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (chairman Legislation and Taxation Committee).

            Married Helen M. O’Neill 1922.  Children:  O’Neill Patrick, 1923; Richard Nicholas, 1924; Kathleen Helen (now Sister Mary Nicholas) 1926; Jean Patricia (Muhr) 1929, and John Patrick, 1935.

            Residence at 2467 E Street, San Diego, California.

            Offices at 1002 First National Building, San Diego, California.





Transcribed by Joyce Rugeroni.

Source: Eminent Californians 1953, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor.  Page 195, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.

© 2014  Joyce Rugeroni.