The John Marshall Foundation is an organization that sponsors educational and public interest programs or other activities in the fields of law, government, history and public affairs to promote a greater public understanding of Chief Justice John Marshall and his many contributions and accomplishments related to the foundation of our nation.

We also support the preservation of sites related to the life and legacy of John Marshall that provide public access and interpretation appropriate to the nature of each site.

We invite you to explore our website and understand the life and legacy that John Marshall contributed to our country.

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The Latest News

A Growing Impact

Under the direction of Barbara Schneider, Director of Education, the John Marshall Foundation’s educational impact continues to grow. Here’s a look at educational programming since 2011. National Teacher Seminars A three-day seminar was held in 2011 and attended by 35 selected middle-and high-school teachers from around the country.  Over 3,000 students were impacted. Professional Development … Read More

Joni Albrecht Joins JMF Staff

Joni Albrecht joined The John Marshall Foundation staff in November as Director of Development & Communications. Albrecht brings with her experience in capital campaigns, serving as Director of Communications during the historic merger and $45 million campaign for Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School, in St. Louis, MO. Most recently, Albrecht has worked … Read More

Message from the President

The last few months have been very busy for the John Marshall Foundation! Executive Director David King, his staff and our hard-working board have made tremendous progress in strengthening the Foundation’s support, sustaining its mission, and positioning its educational and historic preservation programs for expansion and growth. This newsletter serves as testament to those good … Read More

Message from the Executive Director

THE WALKER: If you’ve read a biography of Marshall, you may have noticed, as did I, that Marshall liked to walk. A lot. When he was young, it was probably out of necessity. Jean Edward Smith writes that Marshall, while living at Oak Hill, walked 18 miles to Warrenton each day to study in a … Read More

Teachers Fill The John Marshall House for Training Workshops

The John Marshall Foundation hosted two teacher-training seminars at The John Marshall House in October, one aimed at elementary school teachers and another at middle- and high-school instructors. Director of Education Barbara Schneider and Cheryl Ragsdale, Chair of the Education Committee, organized the event. Bobbie LeViness, Site Coordinator, The John Marshall House, presented the workshop … Read More

Greenough Leads JMF Board on the “Marshall Tour”

Mark Greenough, Tour Supervisor and Historian at the Virginia State Capitol, led members of the JMF Board of Directors and their guests on a special tour of the Capitol October 19, highlighting the “footsteps” of John Marshall. A Marshall scholar, Greenough has professionally portrayed the Great Chief Justice and “Expounder of the Constitution” for more … Read More

John Marshall’s Enduring Legacy at Virginia’s Landmark Capitol

By Mark Greenough, Tour Supervisor & Historian, Virginia State Capitol Although Virginia cousins John Marshall and Thomas Jefferson became famous political rivals, as a young man Marshall benefited from Jefferson’s actions in at least two ways. In 1780 Governor Jefferson signed Marshall’s license to practice law. In 1785 Ambassador Jefferson designed a new Virginia State … Read More

Virginia Law Foundation Grants Educational Funding to The John Marshall Foundation

The Virginia Law Foundation (VLF) awarded the John Marshall Foundation a generous $21,500 grant to expand its Justice in the Classroom program into new regions of Virginia. The Justice in the Classroom program was started in 2006 and is now in 28 middle and high schools in Central Virginia. The new funding will allow the … Read More

Raising a Glass: JMF Thanks The Madeira Society

The John Marshall Foundation hosted – and toasted – The Madeira Society at The John Marshall House, November 5. The Madeira Society recognizes top donors who make a $1000 or more gift to the JMF unrestricted annual fund. Renowned wine expert Bartholomew Broadbent, credited with reintroducing Madeira to the US in the 1980s, offered a … Read More

John Marshall’s 260th Birthday Celebrated at the Virginia Historical Society

The John Marshall Foundation (JMF) honored the 260th birthday of the Great Chief Justice September 24, 2015, at the Virginia Historical Society. The honorable Donald W. Lemons, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, addressed the sold-out crowd, reflecting on the historical and modern significance of the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary and Marshall’s birthday. The event … Read More