American Statesmen: John Marshall

Allan B. Magruder (author) • John T. Morse, Jr. (editor of 1898 edition)
Kevin C. Walsh (editor of 2017 edition)

CHAPTER V: IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF VIRGINIA

July 18, 2017 by Kevin Walsh

The election of Mr. Marshall to the Virginia Convention of 1788, called to ratify or reject the Constitution proposed for the United States, was a marked tribute to his abilities on the part of the people of Henrico County, then comprising the city of Richmond, and was also striking evidence of his great personal popularity […]

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CHAPTER IV: IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE

July 8, 2017 by Kevin Walsh

At the session of 1782 Mr. Marshall took his seat in the General Assembly of Virginia as a member from the county of Fauquier. He was then twenty-seven years of age, already in the front rank of his profession as a lawyer, but as yet without any experience in political affairs. His stirring, active life […]

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CHAPTER III: AT THE BAR

June 21, 2017 by Kevin Walsh

In 1780–81 Marshall was admitted to the bar and entered on the practice of law in Fauquier County. With his fine abilities, his high character, his family antecedents, and local surroundings in his native county, it is not surprising that his success was assured at once. He was spared the customary ordeal of climbing upward […]

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CHAPTER II: MILITARY SERVICE

June 13, 2017 by Kevin Walsh

John Marshall was not yet twenty years of age when he enrolled himself in a volunteer company, which had been formed mainly by his efforts. His attention seems to have been wholly given to perfecting himself in the necessary drill and equipment for efficient military service in the field. The zeal and ardor of the […]

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CHAPTER I: YOUTH

by Kevin Walsh

John Marshall was born on the 24th day of September in the year 1755, at Germantown, a roadside village in what was then the frontier county of Fauquier in the colony of Virginia; the place is now known as Midland, a station on the Virginia Midland Railroad. Attaining his majority in 1776, he entered active […]

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Introduction to 2017 Edition

by Kevin Walsh

American Statesmen John Marshall Allan B. Magruder (author) John T. Morse, Jr. (editor of 1898 edition) Kevin C. Walsh (editor of 2017 edition) (c) 2017, Kevin C. Walsh Introduction to 2017 Edition John Marshall ranks in the all-time top three of American nation builders. George Washington is number one. He was “first in war, first […]

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