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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 41° 0.206′ N, 85° 46.204′ W. Marker is in North Manchester, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker is on N. Market St 0.1 miles north of E. 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the North Manchester Library. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brethren Annual Meetings (approx. 0.2 miles away); First School in Whitley County (approx. 9.2 miles away); F-84 Thunder Streak (approx. 9.3 miles away); South Whitley Grist Mill (approx. 9.3 miles away); South Whitley (approx. 9.3 miles away); Kerr Lock (approx. 11.7 miles away); St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church (approx. 11.7 miles away); The Wabash River (approx. 12.4 miles away).
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Also see . . .
1. Thomas Riley Marshall - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 20 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.