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Thomas Alexander MARSHALL

(1794-1871)

MARSHALL, Thomas Alexander, (son of Humphrey Marshall [1760-1841]), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., January 15, 1794; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1815; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Frankfort in 1817; moved to Paris, Ky., in 1819; member of the State house of representatives in 1827 and 1828; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; judge of the State court of appeals 1835-1856; professor in the law department of Transylvania College, Lexington, Ky., 1836-1849; moved to Louisville in 1859; member of the State house of representatives in 1863; chief justice of the court of appeals in 1866 and 1867; died in Louisville, Ky., April 17, 1871; interment in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.

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

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