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Summary Article: Marshall, Thomas R(iley) from Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

(born March 14, 1854, North Manchester, Ind., U.S.—died June 1, 1925, Washington, D.C.) U.S. politician. As governor of Indiana (1909–13) he sponsored a broad program of social legislation. In 1912 he was elected vice president on a ticket with Woodrow Wilson. He became the first vice president in nearly 100 years to serve two terms (1913–21). When Wilson suffered a stroke that partially paralyzed him in 1919, Marshall refused to assume the powers of the presidency without a congressional resolution and written requests from first lady Edith Wilson and the president’s doctor. A popular public official, he was heard to remark during a tedious debate, “What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar.”

Birth Place: North Manchester, Indiana, United States

Death Place: Washington, D.C., national capital, United States

Name: Marshall, Thomas R or Thomas R. Marshall

Gender: male

Nationality: American

Activity: vice president of United States

Keywords: North Manchester, American, governor, Wilson, Woodrow, vice president, government, Indiana, vice president of the United States of America, Washington, D.C., Democratic Party, Marshall, Thomas R, United States, Thomas R. Marshall

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