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MARSH, Luther Rawson, lawyer, born in Pompey Hill, Onondaga County, New York, 4 April, 1813. He was educated in Pompey, and at Captain Alden Partridge's military academy at Middletown, Connecticutt. After spending a year in a store he studied law, and was admitted to the bar at Albany in October, 1836, on his way to New York city to become the attorney in the office of Henry R. Storrs. After the death of Mr. Storrs he returned to Utica in 1839, and practised there for five years. During this time, as counsel for the New York and Erie railroad, in its inception, he personally examined and made abstracts of all the titles to its road-bed from Binghamton to Lake Erie, and tried, alone, all the cases of condemnation. In 1844 he again removed to New York city, where he has since devoted himself to his profession. He was originally a Democrat, but has been a Republican from the early history of the party, and on the platform and in the press has maintained its cause. He was associated with Daniel Webster about 1844, when the latter had retired as secretary of state and opened a law-office in New York, and until he returned to the senate in 1845. In 1850-'1 Mr. Marsh carried on a crusade against intramural burials, and drew the bill of 1850, and the city ordinance of February, 1851, which put an end to the custom. In 1885 he was chairman of the committee of estimate of the lands for the International park at Niagara From 1882 till 1887 he labored to secure 3,840 acres of new park area for New York city, being chairman of the original commission, and chairman of the commission to lay out parks under the act of 1883, and chairman of the board to appraise their value under the act of 1884. His report with John Mullaly is a valuable contribution to park literature. "He has been a frequent contributor to the press. In 1840 he edited the " Sledgehammer," a campaign paper, at Utica" and in 1852-'3 he wrote leaders for the New York " Times," in 1860 he edited a volume of Alvan Stewart's " Speeches on Slavery." He is a frequent orator, and a volume of his addresses is in preparation for publication.
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