Chronology of John Marshall Harlan

1833, June 1 Born in Boyle County, Kentucky
1850 Graduated from Centre College
1850-1852 Studied law at Transylvania University
1853 Admitted to Kentucky Bar
1854-1856 Served as City Attorney in Frankfort, Kentucky
1856 Married Malvina French Shanklin
1858-1861 Served as County Judge in Franklin County, Kentucky
1859 Defeated as candidate of Opposition Party for seat in U.S. House of Representatives
1861 Moved to Louisville, Kentucky. Law partnership with William F. Bullock
1861-1863 Served as Colonel, 10th Kentucky Infantry, Union Army
1863 Resumed law practice in Frankfort, Kentucky upon death of father
1863-1867 Served as Attorney General of Kentucky
1864 Campaigned for General George McClellan, Democratic presidential candidate
1867 Returned to law practice in Louisville, Kentucky
1871 and 1875 Defeated as Republican candidate for Governor of Kentucky
1876 Supported candidacy of law partner Benjamin H. Bristow for Republican nomination for President. Switched support at the Republican convention to Rutherford B. Hayes
1877 Named to Louisiana Electoral Commission
1877-1911 Served as Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
1889-1910 Taught constitutional law at George Washington University
1892-1893 Represented the U.S. in Bering Sea arbitration with Great Britain
1911, October 14 Died in Washington, D.C.

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