Report of the Louisiana State Bar Association Volume 1-6

Report of the Louisiana State Bar Association Volume 1-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...years over one of the three co-ordinate branches of the national government, and to many it recalls little else. The varied achievments of his strenuous life before he entered upon his judicial career, the distinguished services he rendered his State and the Nation as soldier, patriot, lawmaker, statesman and diplomat, are remembered by few. And not all, I fear, even of his profession, have an accurate knowledge or adequate appreciation of the part his work as a judge played in the making of the Nation. I hope, therefore, it may interest you to have presented on this occasion a brief sketch of Marshall's life before he began his judicial service, and I am sure that not even an imperfect pre sentation of the subject can make uninteresting or unprofitable a consideration of what the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the Nation owe to the greatest of American judges, the fountain head of the constitutional law of this country. John Marshall was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, in 1755. His father, Thomas Marshall, was of Welsh descent, a planter and surveyor by occupation, a friend of Washington, whom he assisted in surveying the Fairfax estates, and with whom he served in the French war, being present at Braddock's defeat. The father was one of the first volunteers in the revolutionary War, in which he bore an active and honorable part, attaining the rank of colonel, and receiving at the close of the war a sword of honor from the State of Virginia. Marshall's mother has also no mean claim to distinction, but in a different way. She was the mother of fifteen children, and reared her whole flock to maturity without the loss of one. Marshall owed much to the influence of his father. With the exception of two years at...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236823478
  • 9781236823472