John Marshall (1755-1835):
John Marshall was chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and principal founder of judicial review and of the American system of constitutional law. Born in Virginia, he was appointed chief justice in 1801.
He was serving in that capacity at the time of Gibbons vs. Ogden (1824).
* BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION from:
Dictionary of American Biography,
New York State Library call number: A,920.073,qD55a