The Life of John Marshall
By Albert J. Beveridge
2000/08 - Beard Books - Law Classic
A fascinating insight into the life and times of one of the giants of the law.
These volumes will make fascinating reading for the lawyer, the historian, and legal scholar. They trace the background and career of one of the giants of the law, covering his days as a frontiersman, soldier, legislator, lawyer, politician, diplomat, statesman, and his rise to become the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The influence of Washington and Jefferson upon his development is explored, as well as other leading characters of his time, the condition of the people, and the trend of popular thought. Some of his major judicial decisions are examined in depth.
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Albert Jeremiah Beveridge was born on October 6, 1862 in Highland County, Ohio. He was a well-known orator, U.S. senator and historian. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1887 and began the practice of law in Indianapolis. In 1899 he was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate, where (1900-12) he supported the progressive legislation sponsored by President Theodore Roosevelt. Breaking with the conservative wing of his party, he served as chairman and keynote speaker of the emotion-packed convention that organized the Progressive Party and nominated Roosevelt for president in 1912.
After 1912, Beveridge pretty much retired from public office and devoted much time to the writing of history. His The Life of John Marshall, 4 vol. (1916-19), was widely acclaimed and won a Pulitzer Prize.
He died on April 27, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana
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