|James G. Martin
James G. Martin is a key member of the firm’s North Carolina government relations practice, and assists clients with legislative strategies, business initiatives and health care related matters. Martin was the 66th governor of North Carolina from 1985 through 1993, and was a strong proponent of education, transportation, and commerce.
Before his tenure as governor, Martin served six terms as a member of U.S. Congress for the 9th District in North Carolina. He was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee for 10 years and chaired the House Republican Research Committee. During his time in Congress, he became the first elected official to receive the Charles Lathrop Parsons Award, which is given by the American Chemical Society for outstanding public service by an American chemist.
Most recently, Governor Martin was employed as a Corporate Vice President of Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte (1993-2008). In that capacity he was responsible for heading the System’s research and federal relations efforts.
Martin began his career as an educator, earning a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University and later teaching chemistry at his alma mater, Davidson College. During that time, he also served for three terms as a Mecklenburg County Commissioner
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