Was the Liberty Bell rung in honor of Chief Justice John Marshall upon his death in 1835?
Yes. It's been verified that the Liberty Bell was rung to toll Chief Justice Marshall's death; however, the bell didn't crack at that time, as some claim.
Chief Justice John Marshall was injured when a stagecoach he was traveling in overturned in the spring of 1835. He was taken to Philadelphia for treatment, but his health declined rapidly and he died on July 6, 1835, at the age of 79. The accident may have precipitated his death; however, Marshall was elderly (especially by 19th-century standards) and had been in ill for several years, so the exact cause is unknown. According to legend…
No. Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American to serve on the US Supreme Court. President Johnson nominated him as an Associate Justice in 1967 and he remained on the Court until his retirement in 1991. Thurgood Marshall was succeeded by incumbent Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. John Marshall was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1801 until his death in 1835. He is widely considered the most influential Chief Justice in history.
Yes. President John Adams nominated Chief Justice John Marshall to the US Supreme Court in 1801, and his appointment was approved by the Senate, a process still followed in placing justices on the Supreme Court today. Marshall lead the Court from 1801 until his death in 1835, and is widely considered the most influential Chief Justice in history.