from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Marshall, 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.
- Marshall, 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.
- Marshall, 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.
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- proper n. An English and Scottish status surname for someone who was in charge of the horses of a royal household, or an occupational surname for someone who looked after horses, or was responsible for the custody of prisoners.
- proper n. A male given name, transferred use of the surname since nineteenth century.
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- n. United States actor (1914-1998)
- n. United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
- n. (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
- n. United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
- n. a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
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