Marshall, Thomas R.

Signed Clinedinst photo likely while Wilsonís VP

Price: $150.00

Description:
(1854-1925) Progressive Indiana Governor 1909-13, VP (Wilson) 1913-21. First VP to hold cabinet meetings, which he did while Wilson was in Europe. While he presided over the Senate, when small number of anti-war Senators kept it deadlocked by refusing to end debate, Marshall had the body adopt its first procedural rule allowing filibusters to be ended by a 2/3 majority vote; a variation of this rule remains in effect today. Following the Oct. 1919 stroke that incapacitated Wilson, because of their personal dislike for him, Wilson's advisers and wife sought to keep Marshall uninformed as to the president's condition to prevent him from easily assuming the presidency. Many people, including Cabinet officials and Congressional leaders, urged him to become acting president, but he refused to forcibly assume the presidency for fear of setting a precedent. He is best remembered for his quip ďWhat this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar.Ē ISP, 10 x 7 Clinedinst Studio (Washington) bust portrait signed & inscribed on 13 x 10 dark grey Studio mount with sentiment: "To Maj. H. H. Griffin/With regardful rembrance/Thos. R. Marshall".

Condition: Good, slight silvering to portrait at edges; wear to mount inc. ding & repaired crack at lower right
Type:Photograph






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