Thomas Riley Marshall (1854-1925)
Who was Thomas Riley Marshall besides being an American Democratic politician who served as the 28th Vice President of the United States under President Woodrow Wilson?
In the July 9, 1912, newspaper, The Democratic Banner, page 2, we find a feature concerning Thomas Riley Marshall, the Democratic candidate for vice president. Marshall was born at North Manchester, Indiana, March 4, 1854. His father was Daniel M. Marshall and his mother was Martha A. Patterson.
Thomas Riley Marshall graduated from Wabash college in 1873, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1875. The following year he received his master's degree from Wabash. The same institution later gave him the honorary degree of L.L. D. in 1909. Notre Dame also gave him its L.L. D. in 1910, and the University of Pennsylvania bestowed the same degree upon him in 1911.
Governor Marshall's entry into the law profession was as senior member of the firm of Marshall & McNagny, which was formed in 1876. This firm had its office at Columbia City, Indiana, which ever since has been Governor Marshall's home. The firm name of Marshall & McNagny was changed in 1892 to marshall, McNagny & Clugston. Governor Marshall continued in this firm until 1909, when he took office as governor of Indiana. The governor married on October 2, 1895, to Lois I. Kimsey of Angola, Indiana. He was a trustee of Wabash College. In religious matters he was a Presbyterian. Fraternally he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and of Phi Gamma Delta and was a thirty-third degree Mason.
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