November 21, 1929 - December 25, 2010
Passed away December 25, 2010.
He was born in Dallas, Texas on
November 21, 1929 to Alfred
DeLoach Martin and Vera Hartt
Martin, both from Marshall, TX.
He attended Highland Park Schools
and graduated in 1947. He entered
Texas A & M where he served as
President of his Sophomore class,
member of the Ross Volunteers,
and Corps Commander of Texas A
& M Cadet Corps. He graduated
in 1951 with a Mechanical Engi-
neering, Bachelor of Science degree.
He then attended Carnegie Institute
of Technology (now Carnegie Mel-
lon University) where he received a
Masters Degree in Industrial Ad-
ministration. Upon graduation
from Carnegie Tech he received a
commission as 2nd Lieutenant in
the Regular Army serving in Korea
as commander of C Battery of the
268th Field Artillery Battalion (8″
Howitzers.) His unit was
redeployed to Japan in early 1956.
He returned to Dallas in 1957 and
began his career with Central Engi-
neering Supply Company, serving
as Chairman and CEO. He also
served as Chairman of Trinity Na-
tional Bank. He was a director of
Cleco Corporation, Mercantile Na-
tional Bank (MBank), Galveston-
Houston Co., Republic Insurance
Co., Wyly Corp (later UCCEL),
Exchange Park Bank, Anderson In-
dustries, Triton Oil and Gas, Trini-
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