Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
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1881
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New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
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1899
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Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
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MARSHALL

II.297.1

MARSHALL, John, was born at Germantown, Va., Sept. 24, 1755, and died at Philadelphia July 6, 1835. He was admitted to the bar in 1781, took high rank as a lawyer, and obtained the militia title of "General Marshall," by which he was commonly known until 1801. In 1797-8 he was an envoy to France (see X. Y. Z. MISSION); after his return he was a federalist congressman from Virginia 1799-1800, when he became secretary of state under Adams. (See ADMINISTRATIONS, III.) He was appointed chief justice of the United States Jan. 31, 1801, and served until his death. (See JUDICIARY; CONSTRUCTION, III.; FEDERAL PARTY.) His decisions are in Cranch's, Wheaton's and Peters' reports, in Peters' condensed reports (covering Cranch's and Wheaton's). and in Brockenbrough's "Marshall's Decisions" (circuit). See 2 Flanders' Chief Justices; Story's Miscellaneous Writings 639.

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