MARSHALL, Edward Colston (1821-1893)

MARSHALL, EDWARD COLSTON, a Representative from California; born in Woodford County, Ky., June 29, 1821; attended Centre College, Danville, Ky., and was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University); studied law and was admitted to the bar; moved to San Francisco and later to Sonora, Calif.; practiced law; served in the Mexican War; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was renominated in 1852, but withdrew before the election; settled in Marysville, Calif., and again engaged in the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1856; moved to Kentucky and devoted himself to legal pursuits for twenty-one years; returned to San Francisco in 1877 and continued the practice of law; attorney general of California 1883-1886; died in San Francisco, Calif., July 9, 1893; interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: Correspondence (1801-1863) in the Luther Bradish collection.
Uncataloged.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In the Louis Marshall papers, 1816-1878, 0.5 linear foot.
Persons represented include Edward Colston Marshall.