Fred Marshall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1949 (1949-01-03) – January 3, 1963 (1963-01-03)
Preceded byHarold Knutson
Succeeded byAlec G. Olson
Personal details
Born(1906-03-13)March 13, 1906
Union Grove Township
DiedJune 5, 1985(1985-06-05) (aged 79)
Litchfield, Minnesota
Political partyMinnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Fred Marshall, (March 13, 1906 – June 5, 1985), was an American farmer and politician who served seven terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives from the U.S. state of Minnesota from 1949 to 1963.

Early life and career

Marshall born in Union Grove Township, near Grove City, Meeker County, Minnesota; graduated from Paynesville, Minnesota High School.

He engaged in farming and became member of the Minnesota Agriculture Administration Committee, serving from 1937 to 1941. He then served as state director of the Farm Security Administration (later the Farmers Home Administration) from 1941 to 1948.

Political career

He was a delegate, Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) convention in 1966.


Marshall was elected as a DFL member to the 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th, and 87th congresses, (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for reelection in 1962 to the 88th congress.

After Congress

After leaving Congress, he resumed agriculture pursuits, becoming a member of the National Commission on Food Marketing, and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Appeals Board.

Death and burial

Marshall was a resident of Grove City, Minnesota, until his death in Litchfield, Minnesota, on June 5, 1985 and was interred in Burr Oak Cemetery on the family farm in Union Grove Township, Meeker County.

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