The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Marshall, Thomas Riley

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MARSHALL, Thomas Riley, American lawyer and politician: b. North Manchester, Ind., 14 March 1854. He was graduated from Wabash College in 1873 receivins the degree of A.B., and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1875, practising his profession at Columbia City. In 1908 he was elected governor of Indiana. His adminstration was progressive, and several laws were sponsored by him, including an employers' liability law, an anti-gambling law and direct nomination of senators. In 1912 he was chosen by the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore as the candidate of the Democratic party for Vice-President of the United States. He was a consistent supporter of the Wilson administration and in 1916 was again nominated and elected Vice-President. Some of his public utterances in 1913, in which he appeared to advocate radical ideas in regard to the inheritance of property, caused much criticism. Wabash, Pennsylvania and Notre Dame universities conferred on him the degree of LL.D.