MARSHALL, Edward Colston, (1821 - 1893)


MARSHALL, Edward Colston, a Representative from California; born in Woodford County, Ky., June 29, 1821; attended Centre College, Danville, Ky., and was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University); studied law and was admitted to the bar; moved to San Francisco and later to Sonora, Calif.; practiced law; served in the Mexican War; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was renominated in 1852, but withdrew before the election; settled in Marysville, Calif., and again engaged in the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1856; moved to Kentucky and devoted himself to legal pursuits for twenty-one years; returned to San Francisco in 1877 and continued the practice of law; attorney general of California 1883-1886; died in San Francisco, Calif., July 9, 1893; interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.