David Thomas Martin (July 9, 1907 - May 15, 1997) was a Republican politician from western Nebraska who served three terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1974.
Martin was born in Kearney, Nebraska and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1929 before entering the lumber business. He was a member of the Nebraska Republican Committee and Republican National Committee in the 1950s; in 1954, he was an unsuccessful primary candidate for United States Senate.
Martin ran for Congress in 1960, defeating freshman Democrat Donald McGinley by a slim margin. He served as minority chairman of House Rules Committee and was also a member of the Education and Labor Committee. In 1974, he was a floor leader in the confirmation of Nelson Rockefeller, his Dartmouth classmate, as Vice President of the United States.
After leaving Congress, Martin became a member of the Nebraska State College Board and was a visiting professor. In 1980, he served as Nebraska chairman for the unsuccessful presidential bid of George H.W. Bush.
Martin died in his hometown of Kearney after suffering from pneumonia at age 89.
Preceded by: Donald Francis McGinley (R) United States Representative for the 4th Congressional District of Nebraska 1959 - 1961 Succeeded by: Seat mergded Preceded by: Ralph F. Beermann (R) United States Representative for the 3rd Congressional District of Nebraska 1961 - 1974 Succeeded by: Virginia Smith (R)