Columbia City in Whitley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Thomas Riley Marshall
Likely best remembered: (1) As the man who refused to assume the U.S. Presidency during Wilson’s serious incapacity; (2) For his humorous quip made while once presiding over U.S. Senate - “What this Country needs is a good 5 cent cigar”; (3) For his loyalty to his parents and wife, Presbyterian Church, Masonic Fraternity, Wabash College, and the Democratic Party; (4) And as the man who so far has gone higher in National political office than has any other native born Hoosier.
Marshall died at Washington, D. C. June 1, 1925. Mausoleum burial in Crown Hill Cemetery at Indianapolis. His Landmark Home here is Whitley County Historical Society Museum.
Erected 1976 by Robert F. Lancaster.
Location. 41° 9.412′ N, 85° 29.357′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Van Buren Street, Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ralph F. Gates (here, next to this marker); Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County (here, next to this marker); Whitley County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitley County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitley County (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall, McNagny & Clugston (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitley County Jail (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Thomas R. Marshall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia City.
Also see . . . Thomas Riley Marshall by David J. Bennett. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,486 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.