Steve Robinson '04 Donates Thesis to Dan Quayle Center/US Vice Presidential Museum
August 11, 2004
August 11, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - "A thesis about Thomas Marshall written by a DePauw University student has been added to the collection of the Dan Quayle Center/United States Vice Presidential Museum," begins a story in the Herald-Press of Huntington, Indiana, where America's 44th Vice President -- a 1969 DePauw University graduate -- was raised. "Steve Robinson, a recent  graduate of DePauw, is donating the 75-page thesis he wrote as part of the Honor Scholar program," the newspaper adds.
"Marshall, a former Indiana governor of Indiana, was vice-president under Woodrow Wilson and was a native of Columbia City," the article continues. "He is best remembered for pithy sayings like 'What this country needs is a good 5-cent cigar.' Robinson, however, says Marshall should better be remembered for what he did during the incapacitation of President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson suffered a stroke in October 1919, yet Robinson says that Marshall was so diligent in following the constitutional process as to how a vice-president becomes president that he never did become assume the office before Wilson's term expired."Back