Thomas Frank Marshall

Thomas Frank Marshall (March 7, 1854 – August 20, 1921) was a U.S. Representative from North Dakota.

Thomas Frank Marshall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1901  March 3, 1909
Preceded byBurleigh F. Spalding
Succeeded byLouis B. Hanna
Member of the North Dakota Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1854-03-07)March 7, 1854
Hannibal, Missouri, U.S.
DiedAugust 20, 1921(1921-08-20) (aged 67)
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican


Born in Hannibal, Missouri, Marshall attended the common schools and the State normal school at Platteville, Wisconsin. He left school in 1873 two months before graduation, but received his diploma forty years later. He became a surveyor. He moved to Yankton, Dak. (now South Dakota), in 1873 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He moved to Columbia, Dak. (now North Dakota), in 1882 and engaged in banking. He moved in 1886 to Oakes, Dak. (now North Dakota), where he engaged in banking and surveying. He served as mayor 1888-1892. He served as a member of the State senate 1896-1900. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892.

Marshall was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1909). He served as chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixtieth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1908, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate. He again engaged in banking. He died at his summer home in Detroit (now Detroit Lakes), Becker County, Minnesota, August 20, 1921. He was interred in Oakesview Cemetery, Oakes, Dickey County, N.Dak.


  • United States Congress. "Thomas Frank Marshall (id: M000163)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Burleigh F. Spalding
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Louis B. Hanna

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