Whitley County has few eminent personalities to its credit and Thomas. R. Marshal is definately one of them. He was an active American democratic politician and later elected as the 28th Vice President of United States who served under the President Woodrow Wilson from 1913–21. Marshall is known for his provoking humor and is remembered for few quotes he made regarding politics. One of his most humorous and famous quote is ‘What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar’, made in a U.S Senate discussion on what the nation needs.
Lloyd C. Douglas, an American minister, was one of the most popular writers of his generation and also worked as an ordained minister in United States. Before turning to writing, he worked as a minister in Lutheran ministry. Douglas left his job to concentrate on his novels. His writings mainly constituted religious and moral issues prevailing in the society.
In every city or country, people always recall the great works of distinguished people of their region. Similarly, the people of Coumbia City, Indiana will never forget Major General Keller E. Rocky, who has selflessly served US people. Born in Columbia City, he served as Lieutenant General in navy. He fought various wars, Including World War I and II, and made his state proud.