History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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PROFESSOR ALLEN S. MARTIN. County Superintendent of Public Schools, was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, April 7, 1868, and is a son of the late Henry K. and Ann (Sahn) Martin, both natives of Lancaster county. He was reared on his father’s farm, and attended the public schools until the age of sixteen years, when he began teaching in the public schools of his native county, teaching in all in that county for five years. He graduated at the State Normal School at Millersville, Lancaster county, and later took a course in arts and sciences in the University of Pennsylvania, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Sciences. In June, 1893, he became principal of the high school of Sellersville, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and two years later accepted the position of principal of the Doylestown high school, which latter position he filled with eminent ability for seven years. In 1902 Prof. Martin was elected to the office of Superintendent of Public Schools of the county, and was unanimously reelected to the same position in 1905. Superintendent Martin is deeply interested in the cause of popular education, and has done much to improve the efficiency of our public schools. He has a superior talent for organization and one of his plans that has proved eminently successful, is the holding of frequent "educational meetings" of teachers and directors in different parts of the county, where subjects that are of direct interest to teachers and directors are discussed, whereby the interest of both in the work of bettering the schools is stimulated and strengthened, and the best methods of imparting knowledge are brought within the reach of all. Professor Martin is president of the Bucks County Natural Science Association, and a member of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia. He takes a deep interest in botany and zoology, and is considered an authority on the flora and mammals of the section in which he lives. He is a member of the State Teachers’ Association, and has been frequently called upon to aid in educational work in different parts of the state.

Professor Martin was married, in Lancaster county, to Mary Magdalena Kauffman, of an old family in that county, and they are the parents of four children—Edith and H. Clay, born in Lancaster county; and Lenore and Mildred, born in Doylestown.

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Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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