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Fred MARSHALL

(1906-1985)

MARSHALL, Fred, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Union Grove Township, near Grove City, Meeker County, Minn., March 13, 1906; graduated from Paynesville (Minn.) High School; engaged in farming; member of the Minnesota Agriculture Administration Committee, 1937-1941; State director of the Farm Security Administration (later the Farmers Home Administration) 1941-1948; delegate, Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party convention, 1966; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; resumed agriculture pursuits; member, National Commission on Food Marketing; member, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Appeals Board; was a resident of Grove City, Minn., until his death in Litchfield, Minn., on June 5, 1985; interment in Burr Oak Cemetery on the family farm in Union Grove Township, Meeker County.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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