“James William Marshall,” New York Times, February 6, 1910, p. 11: 5.
James William Marshall.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.—James William Marshall, former Postmaster General, is dead in this city. General debility was the cause of his death. James William Marshall was born in Clarke County, Va., on Aug. 14, 1822. He was graduated from Dickinson College in 1848, and later was made a Professor of Ancient Languages, which chare he filled until the outbreak of the civil war, when President Lincoln appointed him United States Consul to Leeds, England. Mr. Marshall remained in the capacity for four years, and in 1869 President Grant called him to this country to become First Assistant Postmaster General. Mr. Marshall served in that office until the close of the administration, except for the brief term in 1874 when he temporarily filled the office of Postmaster General to cover an interim between the resignation of Postmaster General Creswell, in July, 1874, and the acceptance of the portfolio by Mr. Jewell in September of the same year. At the close of the Grant Administration Mr. Marshall was appointed General Superintendent of the Railway Mail Service by Postmaster General Key.