James William Marshall (politician)

James William Marshall ( * March 31, 1844 in Staunton, Virginia, † November 27, 1911 in New Castle, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1895 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Marshall attended the public schools of his home. During the Civil War he served as a private soldier in the army of the Confederacy. He then studied at Roanoke College in Salem. After studying law and his 1870 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. Between 1870 and 1875, and again 1884-1888, he served as district attorney in Craig County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1875 to 1878 he was a member of the Senate of Virginia; in the years 1883 and 1884 he sat in the local parliament. After that, he was from 1891 to 1892 again a state senator.

In the congressional elections of 1892 Marshall was in the ninth constituency of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John A. Buchanan on March 4, 1893. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1894, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1895. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Marshall practiced as a lawyer again. In 1901 he was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Virginia. He died on 27 November 1911 in New Castle.