Orsamus H. Marshall

Orsamus Holmes Marshall
2nd Chancellor of the
University of Buffalo
In office
Preceded byMillard Fillmore
Succeeded byE. Carleton Sprague

Orsamus Holmes Marshall (1813 in Franklin, Connecticut – 1884) was an American lawyer, educator and historian.


In 1831 he graduated from Union College. He then studied for the bar, to which he was admitted in 1834. That year, he opened a law office in Buffalo, NY which later became Phillips Lytle LLP.[1] He was one of the founders of the Buffalo Female Academy and of the Buffalo Historical Society. He also served several years as chancellor of the University of Buffalo. He wrote much in connection with the Iroquois dealings with European Americans. Posthumously there appeared a volume entitled Historical Writings of Orsamus H. Marshall Relating to the Early History of the West (1887).[2]



  • Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainRines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Marshall, Orsamus Holmes" . Encyclopedia Americana.

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