John W. Marshall
Prior to becoming Virginia Secretary of Public Safety in January, 2002, he served in the Virginia State Police, from 1980 to 1994, where he was assigned as a State Trooper, Narcotics Division Special Agent, Training Academy Instructor, and Field Operations Sergeant. From 1994 to 1999, he served as United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia. In 1999, he was appointed as the first African-American Director of the United States Marshals Service by President Bill Clinton, serving in that post until 2001. His educational background includes a B.A. in government from Georgetown University, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Administration of Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University.
He is the son of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and a Filipino American mother, Cecilia Suyat Marshall. He is also the brother of Thurgood Marshall, Jr., former Secretary to the Cabinet in the Clinton administration. He bears no relationship to the other Supreme Court justice John Marshall.
- Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Archived Web Site, 2005-2006 part of Virginia's Political Landscape, Fall 2005 Web Archive Collection at Virginia Memory
- Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Archived Web Site, 2006-2010 part of Governor Tim Kaine Administration, 2006-2010 Web Archive Collection at Virginia Memory
- A Guide to the Records of the Virginia Office of the Secretary of Public Safety, 2000-2006 (bulk 2002-2005) at The Library of Virginia
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