ALGOP Statement on the Passing of Former Alabama Congressman Jim Martin

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding former Alabama Congressman Jim Martin:

“Congressman Jim Martin was a great asset to our state. He lived a long life dedicated to serving Alabama in various roles. He was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1965 for one term until 1967. At the time, he was the first Republican elected to that role in over 70 years. Prior to his time in Washington, Congressman Martin was an Army veteran and served under General Patton in World War II.”

“As Commissioner of Alabama’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Mr. Martin created the Forever Wild program in 1992. Alabamians today, as well as our future generations, can thank Congressman Martin for many of Alabama’s beautiful parks and natural resources that we all enjoy. This program has preserved thousands of acres of land in our state truly reinforcing our home as ‘Alabama the Beautiful’.”

“Congressman Martin was a true patriarch of the Alabama Republican Party. He helped build our party’s foundation that we benefit from today. Our thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Martin’s loved ones, especially his beloved wife, Pat. His legacy will be positively remembered in Alabama for years to come. He is a great example of how one person truly can make a difference for others.”

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