Political scientist; university professor. Born– November 18, 1903, Silsbee, Tex. Parents– Benjamin Wiley and Clara Lee (Mayo) Martin. Married– Mildred Ellis, September 2, 1926. Children– One. Education– B.A., University of Texas, 1924; M.A., 1925; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1932. Taught at the University of Texas, Austin, 1926-1937; professor and chairman, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama, 1937-1949; Syracuse University, 1949-66.  A pioneer in the academic discipline of public administration.  Founded and directed the Bureau of Public Administration at the University of Alabama; created cooperative links between the University and state and local government, as well as with the TVA. Published many articles and studies in journals and anthologies. Member– U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, 1948-54;  and United Nations Public Administration Mission to Brazil, 1951-52; ; U.S. Department of State Specialist in nine foreign countries; and consultant to the Tennessee Valley Authority, Federal Civil Defense Administration, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, and Ford Foundation; Social Science Council Research professor during 1959-1960. Member many professional associations including the American Political Science Association; National Municipal League; Southern Political Science Association and American Society for Public Administration. Died May 12, 1972.


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A Budget Manual for Texas Cities. Austin, Tex.; University of Texas Press, 1934.

The Cities and the Federal System. New York; Atherton Press, 1965.

The Defendant and Criminal Justice. Austin, Tex.; Texas University, 1934.

From Forest to Front Page …. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1956.

Government and the Suburban School. Syracuse, N.Y.; Syracuse University Press, 1962.

Grass Roots; Essays. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1957.

The Growth of State Administration in Alabama. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Adminsistration, University of Alabama,1942.

Metropolis in Transition.  Housing and Home Finance Agency, 1963.

The People’s Party in Texas. Austin, Tex.; University of Texas, Bureau of Research in the Social Sciences, 1933.

TVA; the First Twenty Years. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1956.

Urban Local Government in Texas. Austin, Tex.; University of Texas, 1936.

Water for New York; a Study in State Administration of Water Resources. Syracuse, N.Y.; Syracuse University Press, 1960.


Decisions in Syracuse. Bloomington, Ind.; Indiana University Press, 1961.

The Metropolis and Its Problems; …. Syracuse, N.Y.; Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 1960.

River Basin Administration and the Delaware. Syracuse, N.Y.; Syracuse University Press, 1960.


Public Administration and Democracy; Essays in Honor of Paul H. Appleby. Syracuse, N.Y.; Syracuse University Press, 1965.