Thomas Riley Marshall
Born 1854 in North Manchester in this house on Main Street. Was Governor of Indiana 1909-13. Under his leadership, Indiana General Assembly enacted legislation, called the "Marshall Constitution," to improve government efficiency by amending the Constitution. Indiana Supreme Court declared the legislation unconstitutional July 5, 1912.
He was elected vice president 1912 under Woodrow Wilson. Marshall generally supported Wilson's proposals. He refused to assume powers of presidency after Wilson's stroke in 1919, believing it would be unconstitutional. Marshall was only the third vice president to serve two full terms. He died 1925 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Erected 2007 by Indiana Historical Bureau and North Manchester Historical Society. (Marker Number 85.2007.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 5, 1909.
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Also see . . .
1. Thomas Riley Marshall. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present entry (Submitted on November 21, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Thomas Riley Marshall - Indiana Historical Bureau. (Submitted on November 21, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 23, 2013.)
4. IHB Annotations. The Indiana Historical Bureau provides annotations for the text of the marker on their website. (Submitted on December 12, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on July 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 5. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.