Former U.S. Senate candidate Gurley L. Martin dies at 90

09/02/2014 12:35 PM

Gurley L. Martin, who ran as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010 and again briefly in 2014, passed away on Friday at the age of 90.

Martin, who served in the Army stateside during World War II and retired after 40 years from Union Carbide Chemical Corporation, got 2,850 votes in the 2010 U.S. Senate primary which was won by Rand Paul.

On November 27, 2013, his 90th birthday, Martin filed to run again as a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate but withdrew his name for undisclosed reasons less than 3 months later.

Martin took an unusual position for a candidate in the fact that he refused to take donations of any amount.

He spent the last four years of his life working on his website

Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford, Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.

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