1755 - Born on September 24th in Midland, Virginia. The American jurist John Marshall, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1778 - Marshall served first as lieutenant and after July as captain in the Continental Army during the War of Independence.
1781 - He resigned his commission early and was admitted to the bar after a brief course of study, first practiced in Fauquier county; and after two years began to practice in Richmond.
1782 - He was a member of the Virginia Assembly.
- Married to Mary Willis Ambler.
1788 - He took a leading part in the Virginia Convention called to act on the proposed constitution for the United States, with James Madison ably urging the ratification of that instrument.
1795-1796 - George Washington offered him the attorney-generalship and after the retirement of James Monroe, the position of minister to France.
1800 - He was the United States Secretary of State.
1801- He was appointed as the United States Chief Justice.
1835 - Died on July 6th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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