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Thomas Frank MARSHALL

(1854-1921)

MARSHALL, Thomas Frank, a Representative from North Dakota; born in Hannibal, Marion County, Mo., March 7, 1854; attended the common schools and the State normal school at Platteville, Grant County, Wis.; left school in 1873 two months before graduation, but received his diploma forty years later; became a surveyor; moved to Yankton, Dak. (now South Dakota), in 1873 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Columbia, Dak. (now North Dakota), in 1882 and engaged in banking; moved in 1886 to Oakes, Dak., where he engaged in banking and surveying; mayor 1888-1892; member of the State senate 1896-1900; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1909); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixtieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1908, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; again engaged in banking; died at his summer home in Detroit (now Detroit Lakes), Becker County, Minn., August 20, 1921; interment in Oakesview Cemetery, Oakes, Dickey County, N.Dak.

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

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