MARSTON, Gilman (1811-1890)

MARSTON, GILMAN, a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Oxford, N.H., August 20, 1811; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1837 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1840; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., in 1841; member, State house of representatives 1845-1849; delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1850; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); served in the Union Army during the Civil War, resigning his commission as brigadier general in 1865; elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); declined the Governorship of Idaho Territory in 1870; member, State house of representatives 1872, 1873, 1876-1878; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1876; appointed to the United States Senate on March 4, 1889, to fill the vacancy in the term commencing on that date and served until June 18, 1889, when a successor was elected; died in Exeter, N.H., July 3, 1890; interment in Exeter Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 2 items.

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Papers: 1842-1864. 17 items.
Additional Papers: In Edward Henry Rollins letters, 1858-1916; John N. McClintock correspondence, 1880-1881; and Charles Henry Bell papers, 1842-1893.

New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, NH
Papers: 1843-1885. .5 foot. Personal papers, correspondence, and a scrapbook.
Additional Papers: In Mason Weare Tappan papers, 1846-1869 (bulk 1861-1865); and Samuel Fletcher papers, 1808-1849.