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

Thomas Alexander Marshall
Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals
In office
1866–1867
Preceded byBelvard J. Peters
Succeeded byBelvard J. Peters
In office
1854–1856
Preceded byElijah Hise
Succeeded byB. Mills Crenshaw
In office
1847–1851
Preceded byIphraim M. Ewing
Succeeded byJames Simpson
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
1863–1864
In office
1827–1829
Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals
In office
1835–1856
Preceded bySamuel S. Nicholas
Succeeded byAlvin Duvall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byNicholas D. Coleman
Succeeded byAlbert Gallatin Hawes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Preceded byChittenden Lyon
Succeeded byJohn Chambers
Personal details
Born(1794-01-15)January 15, 1794
Woodford County, Kentucky
DiedApril 17, 1871(1871-04-17) (aged 77)
Louisville, Kentucky
Resting placeLexington Cemetery
Political partyNational Republican
RelationsSon of Humphrey Marshall
Alma materYale College
ProfessionLawyer

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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  • United States Congress. "Thomas Alexander Marshall (id: M000161)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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