John Marshall Biography

John Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801.

The longest-serving Chief Justice and the fourth longest-serving justice in U.S. Supreme Court history, Marshall dominated the Court for over three decades and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system. Most notably, he reinforced the principle that federal courts are obligated to exercise judicial review, by disregarding purported laws if they violate the constitution. Thus, Marshall cemented the position of the American judiciary as an independent and influential branch of government. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Marshall
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Judge, Lawyer, Jurist, Politician
Religion:
Episcopal Church
Date of Birth:
September 24, 1755
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
July 6, 1835
Age at Death:
79
Marriages
  • 1783-01-03
    US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia
John Marshall Timeline
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