Thomas Alexander Marshall

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Thomas Alexander Marshall
Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals
In office
Preceded by Belvard J. Peters
Succeeded by Belvard J. Peters
In office
Preceded by Elijah Hise
Succeeded by B. Mills Crenshaw
In office
Preceded by Iphraim M. Ewing
Succeeded by James Simpson
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
In office
Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals
In office
Preceded by Samuel S. Nicholas
Succeeded by Alvin Duvall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded by Nicholas D. Coleman
Succeeded by Albert Gallatin Hawes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Preceded by Chittenden Lyon
Succeeded by John Chambers
Personal details
Born (1794-01-15)January 15, 1794
Woodford County, Kentucky
Died April 17, 1871(1871-04-17) (aged 77)
Louisville, Kentucky
Resting place Lexington Cemetery
Political party National Republican
Relations Son of Humphrey Marshall
Alma mater Yale College
Profession Lawyer

Thomas Alexander Marshall (January 15, 1794 – April 17, 1871) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, son of Humphrey Marshall (1760–1841).

Born near Versailles, Kentucky, Marshall pursued preparatory studies. He graduated from Yale College in 1815, and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Frankfort in 1817. He moved to Paris, Kentucky, in 1819. He served as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1827 and 1828.

Marshall was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1835). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He served as judge of the State court of appeals 1835-1856. He was professor in the law department of Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky from 1836 to 1849. He moved to Louisville in 1859. He served again as a member of the state house of representatives in 1863. He was chief justice of the court of appeals in 1866 and 1867. He died in Louisville, Kentucky, April 17, 1871, and his remains were interred at Lexington Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nicholas D. Coleman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Albert G. Hawes
Preceded by
Chittenden Lyon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 12th congressional district

1833–1835 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John Chambers