The legacy John Marshall as Chief Justice of the United States reflects just one of the many facets of the man and his career. This biography balances Marshall's role on the bench with other aspects of his career as a soldier, legislator, envoy, historian and statesman, both previous to and after his elevation to the Supreme Court. The author succeeds in supplying depth and context to reveal Marshall's intellect, integrity, wisdom and simplicity of character as well as the details of his career. Chapters include his work on the Constitutional Convention, Marshall's appointment as Chief Justice, the French mission and the Trial of Aaron Burr. Author Allan Bowie Magruder, had the cooperation of the immediate descendants and family connections of the chief justice in writing this biography. Originally published in 1895 as part of the American Statesmen Series.
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