James E. Martine (August 25, 1850-February 26, 1925) was a United States Senator from New Jersey.
Born in New York City, he moved with his parents to Plainfield, New Jersey in 1857; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits, the real estate business, and in building; member of the Plainfield common council; unsuccessful candidate for election as mayor of Plainfield; unsuccessful candidate in 1906 for election to the Sixtieth United States Congress. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1917, where he served as chairman, Committee on Coast Defenses (Sixty-third United States Congress), Committee on Industrial Expositions (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth United States Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Miami, Florida; interment in Hillside Cemetery located in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Preceded by: John Kean U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey 1911-1917] Succeeded by: Joseph S. Frelinghuysen