The Marshall Court (1801–35)


What government positions did Marshall have before serving as chief justice?

Marshall served many terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, beginning in 1782. He also served as a delegate to the Virginia state convention for ratification of the U.S. Constitution, minister to France in 1797–98, a U.S. representative in 1799–1800, and the secretary of state under President John Adams in 1800–1801.


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