photo of Louis L. Marks
photo of Louis L. Marks

Louis L. Marks


September 04, 1879 - October 24, 1924

Agent Louis L. Marks of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Prohibition Service, Department of Treasury died of internal injuries in a bus accident near Monroe, Georgia on October 24, 1924. Agent Marks was en route to Athens, Georgia on official business when the accident occurred. He was 45 years of age at the time of his death.

Agent Marks, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, had a Bachelor of Law degree and was employed by the Cincinnati Enquirer as a reporter for three years. Inspector Marks took the oath of office on July 18, 1921 in Tampa, Florida and served in the Minneapolis, Minnesota Division, then on May 15, 1922 he was assigned to Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving a promotion in March 1924, his supervisor remarked that he was a good buyer, makes an excellent witness, has good knowledge of the law and regulations, and writes a very good report.

In July 1924, Agent Marks was ordered to Washington, D.C. by L.G. Nutt, Head of the Narcotics Division for a special assignment lasting several weeks. Agent Marks traveled widely either in an official capacity or privately. Agent Marks was survived by his wife of just over a year, Jessie Setzer, of Statesville, North Carolina; two sisters Lillian Marks Harteveld and Edna Marks Shackelford; and a brother, Henry A. Marks.

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