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Thomas Riley MARSHALL

(1854-1925)

MARSHALL, Thomas Riley, a Vice President of the United States; born in North Manchester, Wabash County, Ind., March 14, 1854; attended the common schools and graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1873; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Columbia City, Ind.; Governor of Indiana 1909-1913; elected, as a Democrat, Vice President of the United States on the ticket with Woodrow Wilson in 1912 and inaugurated on March 4, 1913; reelected in 1916 and served until March 3, 1921; resumed the practice of law and literary work in Indianapolis, Ind.; member of the Federal Coal Commission 1922-1923; died in Washington, D.C., June 1, 1925; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.

Bibliography

Bennett, David J. He Almost Changed the World: The Life and Times of Thomas Riley Marshall. Authorhouse, 2007; Marshall, Thomas R. Recollections of Thomas R. Marshall, Vice-President and Hoosier Philosopher: A Hoosier Salad. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1925.

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

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