Representative Fred MARSHALL

YEARS 1906-1985
OFFICE Representative
STATE Minnesota
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 81st (1949-1951), 82nd (1951-1953), 83rd (1953-1955), 84th (1955-1957), 85th (1957-1959), 86th (1959-1961), 87th (1961-1963)

Representative Fred MARSHALL Biography

MARSHALL, Fred, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Union Grove Township, near Grove City, Meeker County, Minn., March 13, 1906; graduated from Paynesville (Minn.) High School; engaged in farming; member of the Minnesota Agriculture Administration Committee, 1937-1941; State director of the Farm Security Administration (later the Farmers Home Administration) 1941-1948; delegate, Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party convention, 1966; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; resumed agriculture pursuits; member, National Commission on Food Marketing; member, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Appeals Board; was a resident of Grove City, Minn., until his death in Litchfield, Minn., on June 5, 1985; interment in Burr Oak Cemetery on the family farm in Union Grove Township, Meeker County. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

Central Minnesota Historical Center St. Cloud State College St. Cloud, MN Papers: In Fred Marshall family papers, 1837-1966. 35 feet. Correspondence and legislative material, newspaper clippings, and publications from his service as U.S. Representative and director of Minnesota Farm Security Administration, with some personal and family materials. Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, DC Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress. Restricted. Sound recording in the Library’s Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Minnesota Historical Society St. Paul, MN Oral History: June 10, 1970. 33 pages. Discusses his 1948 congressional campaign, congressional career, impressions of Presidents and congressional leaders, as well as his childhood and work as director of Minnesota Farm Security Administration.


Fred MARSHALL Committee Assignments

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