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Marshall, John
Born September 24, 1755, in Prince William County, VA
Died July 6, 1835, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by John Adams on January 20, 1801, to a seat vacated by Oliver Ellsworth. Confirmed by the Senate on January 27, 1801, and received commission on January 31, 1801. Service terminated on July 6, 1835, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, April 29, 1802-July 6, 1835

Education:
Read law, 1780

Professional Career:
Culpeper County [Virginia] Minutemen lieutenant, 1775-1776
Continental Army lieutenant, Eleventh Virginia Regiment, 1776-1780
Private practice, Fauquier County, Virginia, 1780-1783
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1783-1797
State delegate, Virginia, 1782, 1784-1785, 1787-1788
Member, Virginia Council of State, 1782-1784
Recorder, Richmond City [Virginia] Hustings Court, 1785-1788
Delegate, Virginia convention to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1788
Minister to France, U.S. Department of State, 1797-1798
U.S. representative from Virginia, 1799-1800
Secretary of State, 1800-1801
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