- NAME: John Marshall
- OCCUPATION: Supreme Court Justice, Political Leader
- BIRTH DATE: September 24, 1755
- DEATH DATE: July 06, 1835
- EDUCATION: Campbell Academy, College of William & Mary
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Fauquier County (near Germantown), Virginia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- AKA: Chief Justice John Marshall
- AKA: Justice John Marshall
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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.
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Over the course of his 34-year term as chief justice, John Marshall delivered more than 1,000 decisions and penned more than 500 opinions. He played a pivotal role in determining the Supreme Court's role in federal government, establishing it as the ultimate authority in interpreting the Constitution.
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