George Alexander Marshall

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George Alexander Marshall
George A. Marshall 1899.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1899
Preceded by Fernando C. Layton
Succeeded by Robert B. Gordon
Personal details
Born (1851-09-14)September 14, 1851
Sidney, Ohio
Died April 21, 1899(1899-04-21) (aged 47)
Sidney, Ohio
Resting place Presbyterian Cemetery, Hardin, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Caroline Cowan
Lucinda Frazer Cowan
Alma mater Ohio Wesleyan University

George Alexander Marshall (September 14, 1851 – April 21, 1899) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born near Sidney, Ohio, Marshall attended the public schools of Shelby County, Ohio and Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. He studied law. In 1872 he married Mary Caroline Cowan, the daughter of Wilson V Cowan, a local physician. She died in 1874 while giving birth to their first child. He was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Sidney, Ohio. On 8 December 1880 he married Lucinda Frazer Cowan, Mary Caroline's youngest sister. He served as prosecuting attorney of Shelby County for eight years, being elected in 1878, 1880, and 1883.

Marshall was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1898. He died in Sidney, Ohio, April 21, 1899. He was interred in Presbyterian Cemetery, Hardin, Ohio.

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