Frank Martin (politician)
In 1990 he was elected mayor of Columbus, replacing James Jernigan . He was inaugurated in 1991. At the end of his four-year tenure, he returned to practice as a lawyer, practicing with his son John T. Martin, who joined his father's law firm in 1995.
In 2008 he published the fictional novel Sowega based on cases he worked on during his career as a lawyer.
Martin was married and had three children, two sons and a daughter. He died at the age of 73 from complications from pancreatic cancer in St. Francis Hospital . In October 2013, a pedestrian bridge connecting Columbus and the Alabama city of Phenix City was named after him.
- 2008: Sowega: A Tale of Southern Justice
- Update: Former Columbus Mayor Frank Martin dies at 73 , August 12, 2012, Ledger-Enquirer
- Frank K. Martin: Sowega: A Tale of Southern Justice (2008)
- John T. Martin, Attorney , website of the Martin Law Firm
- List of Mayors of Columbus, Georgia , Columbus City website
- Former Mayor Frank Martin remembered as 'bridge builder' during dedication ceremony , October 9, 2013, Ledger-Enquirer
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Martin, Frank K .; Martin, Frank Kieffer|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American lawyer and politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 4, 1938|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Columbus , Georgia|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 12, 2012|
|Place of death||Columbus , Georgia|