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Thomas Riley Marshall

Marshall, Thomas Riley, 1854–1925, U.S. Vice President (1913–21), b. North Manchester, Ind. A lawyer in Columbia City, Ind., he was Democratic governor of the state (1909–13) and sponsored much labor and social legislation before being elected Vice President on the ticket with Woodrow Wilson. His was the expression "What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar."

See his recollections (1925).

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