Representative Thomas Frank MARSHALL

YEARS 1854-1921
OFFICE Representative
STATE North Dakota
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 57th (1901-1903), 58th (1903-1905), 59th (1905-1907), 60th (1907-1909)

Representative Thomas Frank MARSHALL Biography

MARSHALL, Thomas Frank, a Representative from North Dakota; born in Hannibal, Marion County, Mo., March 7, 1854; attended the common schools and the State normal school at Platteville, Grant County, Wis.; left school in 1873 two months before graduation, but received his diploma forty years later; became a surveyor; moved to Yankton, Dak. (now South Dakota), in 1873 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Columbia, Dak. (now North Dakota), in 1882 and engaged in banking; moved in 1886 to Oakes, Dak., where he engaged in banking and surveying; mayor 1888-1892; member of the State senate 1896-1900; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1909); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixtieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1908, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; again engaged in banking; died at his summer home in Detroit (now Detroit Lakes), Becker County, Minn., August 20, 1921; interment in Oakesview Cemetery, Oakes, Dickey County, N.Dak. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, DC Papers: 1889-1904, 0.1 linear foot. A scrapbook containing chiefly clippings, many from a clipping bureau, and other papers, relating to Thomas Frank Marshall’s activities as mayor of Oakes, N.D., and his political career. Papers: In the Ransom County Trust Company (Sheldon, N.D.) records, 1899-1949, 92 linear feet. Correspondents include Thomas Frank Marshall. Papers: In the Erastus Appleman Williams papers, 1892-1923, 4 feet. Correspondents include Thomas Frank Marshall. North Dakota State University Archives Fargo, ND Papers: In the Simon Veeder Hoag papers, 1874-1926, 0.2 linear foot. Correspondents include Thomas Frank Marshall. State Historical Society of North Dakota Bismarck, ND Papers: In the Erastus A. Williams papers, 1892-1923. 5 feet. Congressional correspondence. Finding aid in repository.


Thomas Frank MARSHALL Committee Assignments

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