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 was co-sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. E. Claiborne Robins, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Slater, Jr. Mr. Robins is president of the Virginia Historical Society (VHS). Mr. Slater, Jr., is a JMF board member and past president, VHS.
JMF President Caroline Smith Parkinson welcomed those in attendance and highlighted the Foundation’s mission of preserving and promoting the legacy of John Marshall who many consider the “forgotten founding father:”
“The Foundation believes education is the key to preserving the rule of law, an understanding of the Constitution, the separation of powers and the legacy of the Great Chief Justice. Our passion for supporting the men and women who are teaching civics, American history, government and political science is evident in the programs we have developed. They include Justice in the Classroom, national conferences for teachers, teacher workshops, publication of books for students, an annual teacher award and continuing education for lawyers.”Category: News & Headlines