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Marshall, Samuel S.

Born: 1821-03-12 Gallatin County, Illinois

Died: 1890-07-26 McLeansboro, Illinois

Samuel S. Marshall was a lawyer, state representative, state's attorney, circuit court judge, and U.S. representative. He attended Cumberland College, Kentucky, read law, and earned admittance to the Illinois bar in 1845. He set up a practice in McLeansboro, Illinois, in 1845 and won election to the Illinois House of Representatives the following year. Marshall earned appointment as state's attorney for the Third Judicial Circuit in 1847 and 1848 and served as circuit court judge from 1851 to 1854 and from 1861 to 1864. A Democrat, he won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1855 and remained there until 1859. In 1861, he ran as a Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate but lost. In March 1865, Marshall was elected back to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving until March 1875.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1447-48.