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Marion.1 City (1990 pop. 14,545), seat of Williamson co., S Ill.; inc. 1841. It is the commercial and retail center of a farm and coal area and has a large soft drink bottling plant. A maximum-security federal prison is nearby. Robert IngersollIngersoll, Robert Green,
1833–99, American orator and lawyer, b. Dresden, N.Y. The son of a Congregational minister who eventually settled in Illinois, Ingersoll was admitted (1854) to the bar and became a court lawyer. He served in the Union army during the Civil War.
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1826–86, American politician, Union general in the Civil War, b. Murphysboro, Ill. He fought in the Mexican War and practiced law in Illinois. A Democrat who supported Stephen A.
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2 City (1990 pop. 32,618), seat of Grant co., E central Ind., on the Mississinewa River; settled 1826, inc. 1889. It is a trade, processing, and industrial center in a farm area. Its diversified manufactures include auto parts, glassware, paper, and electronic equipment. The city developed with the discovery of gas and oil in the late 1880s. It is the seat of Indiana Wesleyan Univ., and Taylor Univ. is in nearby Upland.
3 City (1990 pop. 20,403), Linn co., E central Iowa, adjoining Cedar Rapids; inc. 1865. Manufactures include furniture, machinery, feeds and fertilizers, and plastic and electrical products. Flour and dairy products are also produced.
4 City (1990 pop. 34,075), seat of Marion co., central Ohio; inc. 1830. A rail, industrial, and agricultural center, it is noted for its production of power shovels, cranes, road-building equipment, and appliances. Limestone quarries are in the area. Marion was the home of President Warren G. HardingHarding, Warren Gamaliel
, 1865–1923, 29th President of the United States (1921–23), b. Blooming Grove (now Corsica), Ohio. After study (1879–82) at Ohio Central College, he moved with his family to Marion, Ohio, where he devoted himself to journalism.
..... Click the link for more information. ; his house is preserved as a museum, and his burial place is marked by a circular marble monument. A branch of Ohio State Univ. is in the city.