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James Fowle Baldwin Marshall

1819– 1891

New England merchant who moved to Honolulu in 1839; served as “envoy extraordinary” for the Sandwich Islands to London, England, and Washington, D.C., when Hawaiian independence was threatened in 1843; moved from O‘ahu to Kaua‘i in 1850; partner and manager of Lihu‘e Plantation; elected to Hawaiian House of Representatives in 1852 and 1856; president of Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society in 1856; returned to Massachusetts in 1859; later moved to Virginia, where he managed the Hampton Institute. (See Day, History Makers of Hawaii, 95; Kuykendall, Hawaiian Kingdom, 1:448, 2:305; Lydecker, Roster, Legislatures of Hawaii, 35, 69; King, Diaries of David Lawrence Gregg, 604; GQC journal, Mar. 29, 1854.)