Thomas R. Marshall

official photo of Thomas R. Marshall c. 1910s, Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division, ID hec.17196, Harris & Ewing

Birth Name: Thomas Riley Marshall

Date of Birth: March 14, 1854

Place of Birth: North Manchester, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Death: June 1, 1925

Place of Death: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Ethnicity: Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, English, Welsh

Thomas R. Marshall was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as Vice President of the United States, from March 4, 1913 to March 4, 1921. He was elected to the position in 1912 and 1916. He was also Governor of Indiana, from January 11, 1909 to January 13, 1913.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1912.

Vice President Marshall was the son of Martha Ann and Daniel Miller Marshall. He was married to Lois Irene (Kimsey) Marshall, until his death, with whom he had a foster son.

Vice President Marshall’s paternal grandfather was named Riley Marshall (the son of Thomas Marshall and Nancy Ann Oliver). Riley was born in Virginia. Vice President Marshall’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Thomas Marshall, whose mother was Welsh, from Cefnamwich Penllech Lleyn, Caernarvonshire, and of Margaret Wells.

Vice President Marshall’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Cravens (the daughter of Joseph Cravens and Lydia Milburn). Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania. Lydia was the daughter of John Milburn and Mary Chapman.

Vice President Marshall’s maternal grandfather was named Thomas Patterson.

Vice Preisdent Marshall’s maternal grandmother was Susanna Linn (the daughter of The Rev. John R. Linn and Mary Ross). Susanna was born in Pennsylvania. The Rev. John was the son of William Linn and Martha Scott. Mary was the daughter of John Ross and Susannah.

Sources: Genealogies of Thomas R. Marshall –

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