Gordon F. Marsh

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Gordon F. Marsh
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 3rd district
In office
November 30, 1955 – January 12, 1966
Preceded by Major M. Hillard
Succeeded by William B. Spong, Jr.
William H. Hodges
William P. Kellam
Personal details
Born Gordon Franklin Marsh
(1908-10-11)October 11, 1908
North Carolina, U.S.
Died January 4, 1982(1982-01-04) (aged 73)
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lettie Frances Sifford
Alma mater University of North Carolina

Gordon Franklin Marsh (October 11, 1908 – January 4, 1982) was a Virginia State Senator from Tidewater Virginia in the 1950s and 60s.

Early life and career[edit]

Marsh was born in Grays Creek, North Carolina on October 11, 1908, the son of F. A. Marsh.[1] Marsh attended the University of North Carolina. After graduating from college, Marsh moved to Norfolk, Virginia and was employed by the H. L. Green Stores Company. He worked in Norfolk and New York City.[2]


Marsh was the Norfolk County Attorney until 1955, when he was elected as a Democrat to the Virginia Senate representing the 3rd District. The district had just been redistricted and the City of Portsmouth was removed, so the district included Norfolk County and the City of South Norfolk. These later became the City of Chesapeake.

Marsh served in the Virginia Senate until 1966. That year, the state was court-ordered to redraw the House and Senate districts in the General Assembly, and the City of Virginia Beach and Portsmouth were added. In the Democratic Primary for the 3rd Senate District, fellow incumbent Senator William B. Spong defeated Marsh.


Marsh died in January 1982 in Portsmouth, Virginia.[3]


  1. ^ Marsh Elected to Va. Senate, The Fayetteville Observer November 12, 1955
  2. ^ Marsh Elected to Va. Senate, The Fayetteville Observer November 12, 1955
  3. ^ Social Security Death Index

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