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George Edgar Martin | Inducted by 1920

Livestock sales promoter and advertising executive who helped stabilize purebred livestock values in the 1900's.

1870-19?? | Artist: Ernest Sigmund Klempner (1867-1941)


Impact & Accomplishments


George Edgar Martin secured his place in the Saddle & Sirloin Club Portrait Collection for promoting sales and executing commissions that helped stabilize purebred livestock values.


Born in Wisconsin, the Martin family moved to an Aberdeen-Angus farm in Sac County, Iowa, in 1875. He completed his study of law at Iowa State College in 1894 and served as city attorney for a short time, before taking a position as a field agent for Wallace’s Farmer. One year later, in 1900, Martin became the eastern business representative of The Breeder’s Gazette. In 1920, he was in charge of all livestock advertising for the publication.


A few years later, he served as editor of Shorthorn World.



Did You Know?


In 1900, Martin became the eastern business representative of The Breeder’s Gazette. In 1920, he was in charge of all livestock advertising for the publication.


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