Marshall, Missouri: John Marshall, SCOTUS Justice

1975 bronze statue of revered U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall resembles unfinished, chunky clay, and features a midriff blob parting his Supreme Court robe. Cummerbund? Hiatal hernia?
Address:
19 E. Arrow St., Marshall, MO
Directions:
On the town square at MO-20/E. Arrow St. and N. Jefferson St. The statue is on the southeast corner of the Saline Courthouse, near the building, behind one of many war memorials.
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John Marshall.

Chief Justice John Marshall

Dedicated during the U.S. Bicentennial, this statue is of the longest-tenured (1801-1835) and most revered Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. John Marshall was also the chief legal officer for General George Washington at Valley Forge.

[Gan Nunnally, 08/27/2020]

When Chief Justice Marshall is depicted in other sculptures he's often seated, deliberating in his court attire. This rendering, with its roughed-out clay appearance, is an unsettling High Court golem.


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