Former Rep. James Marshall

Democrat  •  Georgia 4 Terms  •  Sworn In 2003
Last Term 2009 - 2010 View All


Marshall was born March 31, 1948 in Ithaca, New York. He entered Princeton University in 1966 but left in 1968 to enlist in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam as an Airborne Ranger reconnaissance platoon sargeant and earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He returned to Princeton in 1970 and graduated in 1972. Marshall later earned his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University and was a lawyer, a professor at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and the mayor of Macon before being elected to the House.

Marshall first ran for Congress in 2000 for the 8th District, giving Saxby Chambliss his closest contest ever. The Georgia state legislature renumbered the 8th as the 3rd after the 2000 Census, making it much more Democratic. Despite this, he barely defeated Republican Calder Clay due to the Republican wave that swept through Georgia. Marshall handily defeated Clay in their 2004 rematch, winning 63% of the vote. Read More...

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