[Congressional Record (Bound Edition), Volume 147 (2001), Part 3]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages 3683-3684]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

                         TRIBUTE TO FRANK MARSH


                           HON. DOUG BEREUTER

                              of nebraska

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, March 14, 2001

  Mr. BEREUTER. Mr. Speaker, this week Nebraskans said good-bye to 
Frank Marsh, our former lieutenant governor, secretary of state and 
state treasurer. Frank was a loyal Nebraskan, a dedicated public 
servant, and an enthusiastic Republican. He was elected secretary of 
state in 1953 and served in that position for 17 years. He was 
lieutenant governor from 1971 to 1975. He served twice as state 
treasurer. He was State director of the Farmers Home Administration. In 
all, he devoted nearly 40 years of his life to public service.

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  Indeed, public service was a family affair for the Marshes. Frank's 
father, Frank Marsh Sr., was secretary of state for 16 years. Frank's 
wife Shirley was a state senator--my close friend and seatmate for the 
last two years of my service in the Nebraska Legislature.
  Frank was a staunch Republican, but he worked amicably with partisans 
of all persuasion. Indeed, his stint as lieutenant governor was served 
under a Democratic governor. They got along well. After Frank left 
elective office, he continued his career in public service by serving 
the poor. He helped to begin a food distribution network that came to 
involve 300 volunteers working in 33 distribution sites in Lincoln, 
Nebraska, his hometown.
  All of us who knew Frank Marsh and worked with him and all of those 
who were beneficiaries of his compassion and dedication will miss him. 
We send our condolences to his wife Shirley and their children and the 
many foreign guests--extended family in effect--who were hosted by the 
Marsh family in their home for varying lengths of time. Frank Marsh was 
a citizen ambassador for our country and a model for voluntarism for 
all Americans. His contributions to the public good will be missed 
throughout Nebraska and far beyond.