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Thomas R. Marshall

Born: Mar 14, 1854

Death: Jun 1, 1925

Birthplace: North Manchester

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Thomas R. Marshall

Date of Birth : Mar 14, 1854
Date of Death : Jun 1, 1925
Birth Place : North Manchester

Thomas Riley Marshall was an American Democratic politician who served as the 28th Vice President of the United States under Woodrow Wilson. A prominent lawyer in Indiana, he became an active and well known member of the Indiana Democratic Party by stumping across the state for other candidates and organizing party rallies that later helped him win election as the 27th Governor of Indiana. In office, he proposed a controversial and progressive state constitution and pressed for other progressive era reforms. The Republican minority used the state courts to block the attempt to change the constitution. His popularity as governor, and Indiana's status as a critical swing state, helped him secure the Democratic vice presidential nomination on a ticket with Wilson in 1912 and win the subsequent general election. An ideological rift developed between the two men during their first term, leading Wilson to limit Marshall's influence in the administration, and his brand of humor caused Wilson to move Marshall's office away from the White House.

Profession


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as


  • Thomas Marshall
  • John C. Calhoun

Spouse


  • Lois Irene Marshall
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