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Marshall, Thomas Rileylocked

(14 March 1854–01 June 1925)
  • Calvin D. Davis


Marshall, Thomas Riley (14 March 1854–01 June 1925), governor of Indiana and vice president of the United States, was born in North Manchester, Indiana, the son of Daniel M. Marshall, a physician, and Martha Patterson. From 1856 to 1860 the Marshall family lived in Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri before returning to Indiana. Marshall grew up in the village of Pierceton, attended school in Warsaw, and completed high school in Fort Wayne. At Wabash College he concentrated on the classics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated in 1873. He read law under the direction of Judge Walter Olds in Fort Wayne and was admitted to the bar in Columbia City, a nearby county seat town, on his twenty-first birthday. For thirty-three years he was a country lawyer, taking every kind of case, civil and criminal. He won a reputation for persuasive speaking when addressing juries. In 1895 he married Lois Irene Kimsey. He and his wife took prominent roles in the Presbyterian church, and Marshall held high offices in the Masonic Lodge....

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