William Rainey Marshall

William Rainey Marshall

Birth
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Death 8 Jan 1896 (aged 70)
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 5, Circle E & H
Memorial ID 5995173 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Minnesota Governor. Born in Columbia, Missouri, he moved to Minnesota 1849, where he established successful businesses in the banking, newspaper and dairy farms. He also served as a member of the Minnesota Territorial House of Representatives (1849-50). With the start of the Civil War, he enlisted as a Private in the Union Army and was soon appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry. Promoted to Colonel of the 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry in November 1863, he fought in the Battle of Nashville, Mobile, Alabama and at the Battle of Fort Blakely. For meritorious service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he was a elected as a Republican the 5th Governor of Minnesota and served (1866-70). After leaving office, he served as the State railroad and warehouse commissioner, (1874-82). He died at age 70 in Pasadena, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 25 Nov 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Rainey Marshall (17 Oct 1825–8 Jan 1896), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5995173, citing Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .