Biographical / Historical
John Marshall, Jr., was born on September 14, 1894, the son of John Marshall, a former Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. A native of Anchorage, Kentucky, the younger Marshall attended Williams College, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1922. As a member of the law firm of Marshall, Cochran, Heyburn, & Wells, John Marshall, Jr. became one of Louisville's best-known attorneys.
In 1931, Marshall received appointment as judge of the chancery, first division, of the Jefferson County Circuit Court. Three years later, he was appointed standing master in the chancery of the United States District Court for Western Kentucky. From 1945 to 1947, Marshall served as special judge for the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
Marshall's interest in sports is well documented. In 1913 he was runner-up in an intercollegiate golf championship, and he placed well in other golf tournaments. As an avid fisherman, Marshall collected and recorded a wealth of fishing related material.
Marshall had extensive business interests in Kentucky. These included The First National Bank & Trust Co. of Louisville, the Kentucky Central Life & Accident Insurance Co. of Lexington, and most importantly the Puritan Cordage Mills, where he served as Chairman of the Board.
John Marshall, Jr., died on September 12, 1977, at the age of 83, at the Mount Holly Nursing Home in Louisville.