Thomas Marshall

Thomas Marshall served as Vice President under Woodrow Wilson from 1913 to 1921. He was the first Vice President in nearly 100 years to serve two full consecutive terms. Published in 1925, he wrote Recollections of Thomas R. Marshall, Vice-president and Hoosier Philosopher, A Hoosier Salad. He and Wilson did not get along or Marshall would have been asked to assume the President’s duties after Wilson became incapacitated.

Marshall had a sense of humor which is quite evident in this book. Like Mike Pence today, Marshall served as Governor of Indiana before becoming Vice President. And like Mike Pence today, Marshall served under a President without a sense of humor. Unlike Mike Pence today, Marshall served a competent President.

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