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MARSHALL, Thomas Francis, (nephew of John Marshall),
a Representative from Kentucky; born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., June 7,
1801; pursued classical studies in Virginia; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced
practice in Versailles, Ky., in 1828; member of the State house of representatives 1832-1836, 1838,
1839, and 1854; moved to Louisville in 1833; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1836 to the
Twenty-fifth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3,
1843); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; served in the
Mexican War as captain of Volunteers; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1856; returned to Kentucky and
engaged in the practice of law until his death near Versailles, Ky., September 22, 1864; interment in
State Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
BibliographyShipman, Paul R. A Handful of Bitter Herbs;
Reminiscences of Thomas Francis Marshall, 1801-1964, Great Kentucky Orator.
Lexington, Ky.: Bluegrass Books, 1953.