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Term: Marshall, Samuel 1820 - 1907


banker, b. Concordville, Pa. He moved to Milwaukee in 1847 and opened a private banking business under the firm name of Samuel Marshall and Co. In 1849 he formed a partnership with Charles F. Ilsley (q.v.), and together they conducted a banking business until 1888 when the firm was incorporated under state law as the Marshall and Ilsley Bank. In 1853 Marshall established the State Bank of Madison, the first state bank organized under the general banking law of 1852. He was president of the State Bank of Madison (1853-1890), and president of the Marshall and Ilsley Bank (1888-1901). Wis. Mag. Hist., 32; Biog. Dict.... Wis. ... (Chicago, 1895); Milwaukee Sentinel, Sept. 2, 1907; S. Marshall Papers.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Samuel Marshall Papers for details. See also the Samuel Marshall Genealogy Chart.

View a related article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.

View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]
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