John Marshall (1755 – 1835), born in Fauquier County in 1755, was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1801 to 1835, helped shape American constitutional law and make the Supreme Court a center of power.  His court opinions helped lay the foundation for U.S. Constitutional Law and made the Supreme Court a coequal branch of government with the Legislative and Executive branches.

Serving as a Chief justice from 1801 to 1835, he remains the longest-serving Chief Justice in Supreme Court history.

Today, the John Marshall Birthplace park in Midland marks the location of the birth of Chief Justice Marshall.

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