Martin D. Hardin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Martin D. Hardin

American politician

Date of Birth: 21-Jun-1780

Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 08-Oct-1823

Profession: lawyer, military personnel, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Martin D. Hardin

  • Martin D.
  • Hardin (June 21, 1780 – October 8, 1823) was a politician and lawyer from Kentucky.
  • Born in Pennsylvania, his family immigrated to Kentucky when he was still young.
  • He studied law under George Nicholas and commenced practice at Richmond, Kentucky.
  • His cousin, future U.S.
  • Representative Benjamin Hardin, studied in his law office.
  • He represented Madison County in the Kentucky House of Representatives for a single term. Hardin later moved to Frankfort and was elected to the Kentucky House to represent Franklin County.
  • Governor Isaac Shelby appointed him Secretary of State soon after his election.
  • Concurrent with his service, he participated in the War of 1812, serving alongside future Kentucky Governor George Madison as majors in Colonel John Allen's militia unit.
  • Following the expiration of his term as Secretary of State, Governor Gabriel Slaughter appointed Hardin to the U.S.
  • Senate seat vacated by William T.
  • Barry, who resigned.
  • Hardin served the remainder of Barry's term – approximately one year – and did not seek re-election.
  • In 1819, he was elected to the Kentucky House for a third time and was chosen Speaker of the House.
  • He died October 8, 1823. Hardin married the daughter of Kentucky pioneer Benjamin Logan, and their son, John J.
  • Hardin, represented Illinois in the U.S.
  • House of Representatives before being killed at the Battle of Buena Vista.
  • In his book Life of Lincoln, Ward Hill Lamon speculated that future President Abraham Lincoln may have been the illegitimate child of Hardin and Nancy Hanks, but the rumor was later debunked.

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