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    John Marshall

    Chief justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835,

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  1. Apr 2, 2014 · John Marshall became the fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1801. He is largely responsible for establishing the Supreme Court's role in federal government. Updated: Jul 27, 2020

  2. John Marshall. Under Marshall’s leadership for more than 34 years—the longest tenure for any chief justice—the Supreme Court set forth the main structural lines of the government. Initially, there was no consensus as to whether the Constitution had created a federation or a nation, and although judicial decisions could not alone dispel ...

  3. Generally considered to be the greatest jurist to fill that role, Marshall served under Jefferson, his political rival (and second cousin once removed), and four other presidents over the next three decades. Marshall studied law at William & Mary under the tutelage of George Wythe in 1780.

  4. Oct 1, 2018 · John Marshall served on the Supreme Court as the chief justice of the United States from 1801–1835. Learn more about his life and work on the highest court.

  5. Explore the character and constitutional legacy of John Marshall—the nation’s fourth chief justice—from the Virginia frontier all the way to the Supreme Court.

  6. Marshall served as Chief Justice for 34 years, the longest tenure of any Chief Justice. During his tenure, he helped establish the Supreme Court as the final authority on the meaning of the Constitution. Marshall died on July 6, 1835, at the age of seventy-nine.

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    May 17, 2018 · John Marshall. As the fourth chief justice of the United States, John Marshall (1755-1835) was the principal architect in consolidating and defining the powers of the Supreme Court. Perhaps more than any other man he set the prevailing tone of American constitutional law.

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