Roujet D. Marshall

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Roujet D. Marshall
Preceded by Harlow S. Orton
Personal details
Born (1847-12-27)December 27, 1847
Nashua, New Hampshire
Died May 22, 1922(1922-05-22) (aged 74)
Spouse(s) Mary Jenkins

Roujet (or Rouget) DeLisle Marshall (December 27, 1847 – May 22, 1922) was an American judge who served as a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1895 to 1918.

He was named after the writer of the French National Anthem, La Marseillaise, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1847 to farming parents, Marshall's family moved to Wisconsin in 1854 when he was 7. In the early 1860s however, his father was disabled, and Marshall had to take on most of the work on the farm while continuing his schooling and eventually attending college.

After reading a biography of Constitutional lawyer William Wirt, he was inspired to go into law.

He was admitted to the bar in 1871, and worked with a lawyer in Sauk County, N.W. Wheeler. When Wheeler moved to Chippewa Falls in 1873, Marshall followed. The lumber industry town generated plenty of legal business. In 1885, Marshall was elected judge of the circuit court.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Justice Roujet D. Marshall: The World of Buoyant Opportunism". Wisconsin Lawyer. July 2003. Retrieved 2007-07-05.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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