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Marshall, Peter (1902–1949)

  1. R. Alan Streett

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0857

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Streett, R. A. 2011. Marshall, Peter (1902–1949). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Peter Marshall was a Presbyterian minister and Chaplain of the United States Senate. Born in Coatbridge (near Glasgow), Scotland, on May 27, 1902, Marshall was reared in a poverty-stricken coal-mining community by his mother and stepfather. From an early age Peter enjoyed reading stories about missionaries and decided that one day he would be a missionary to China. To meet the educational requirements, he enrolled in evening classes while working in the mines by day, but his progress was slow. In 1927, when he was about to give up hope, a cousin offered to pay Peter's way to America, where he could receive proper ministerial training.


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