Marshall definition by Webster's New World
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- Marshall, George C(atlett) 1880-1959; U.S. general & statesman: U.S. Army chief of staff (1939-45): secretary of state (1947-49): originator of a plan () for economic recovery in Europe following WWII
- Marshall, John 1755-1835; U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. (1801-35)
- Marshall, Thurgood 1908-93; U.S. jurist: associate justice, Supreme Court (1967-91)
Marshall definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, George Catlett 1880-1959.
American soldier, diplomat, and politician. As U.S. secretary of state (1947-1949) he organized the European Recovery Program, often called the Marshall Plan, for which he received the 1953 Nobel Peace Prize.
, John 1755-1835.
American jurist and politician who served as the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1801-1835) and helped establish the practice of judicial review.
, Thurgood 1908-1993.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. As a lawyer for the NAACP Marshall argued 32 cases before the Supreme Court, winning 29 of them, including Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954), which brought about the end of legal segregation in public schools.