John Marshall was born in a log cabin on the Virginia frontier in 1755. He was the oldest of fifteen children.
He was sworn-in as America's Chief Justice on February 4, 1801. For more than 34 years, he served on the Supreme Court in its highest position.
During his tenure, he participated in more than 1000 case decisions and wrote more than 500 of the high court's opinions.
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