Edward Lea Marsh Jr.,86, a former Republican state...


April 24, 1996

Edward Lea Marsh Jr.,86, a former Republican state lawmaker whose dairy herd included "Elsie the Borden Cow," died Sunday in Old Lyme, Conn.

Mr. Marsh, a self-described "country lawyer," was elected state representative in 1937, became Republican majority leader in 1943 and was speaker of the house from 1945 to 1946.

He bred Jersey dairy cattle on his "Pioneer Farm" and exhibited champion cattle throughout the country. "Elsie the Borden Cow," the most popular Pioneer cow, was exhibited in the New York World's Fair in the early 1960s.

Gen. Tran Van Tra,77, who led some of the first North Vietnamese troops into Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, died Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's official press reported yesterday. The cause of death was not given but newspapers said he had been seriously ill for some time.

Pub Date: 4/24/96

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