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Encyclopedia > Jim Marshall (U.S. politician)
Jim Marshall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from
Georgia's 8th district
Term of office:
2003-present
Political party:

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Preceded by: Saxby Chambliss
Succeeded by: Incumbent
Religion: Roman Catholic
Born: March 31, 1948
Ithaca, New York
Spouse: Camille Marshall

James Creel "Jim" Marshall (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician, and has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 3rd District of Georgia (map). The district is based in Macon and includes much of heavily rural Middle Georgia. Clarence Saxby Chambliss (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York State and is famous for being the location for Cornell University and Ithaca College. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Macon is a city located in central Georgia. ... Middle Georgia refers to the area near the geographic center of the U.S. state of Georgia, mostly the metropolitan area surrounding the city of Macon. ...

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Early life

Marshall was born in Ithaca, New York, but moved to Mobile, Alabama where he graduated from high school. In 1966, he entered Princeton University. In 1968, Marshall left college and enlisted in the United States Army; he served in Vietnam as an Airborne Ranger reconnaissance platoon sergeant and earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Marshall was recently inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame. 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's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon and the mayor of Macon from 1995-1999 before being elected to the House. The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York State and is famous for being the location for Cornell University and Ithaca College. ... Nickname: The Azalea City Coordinates: Country US State Alabama County Mobile Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 Mayor Sam Jones Area    - City 412. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration and is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. ... For the plant genus, see Purpleheart. ... Juris Doctor (J.D.) is a first degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries, most notably the United States. ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Mercer University is an independent, coeducational, church-related, private university, located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... The Walter F. George School of Law, founded in 1873, is one of the oldest law schools in the United States. ...


Career in the U.S. House of Representatives

2000 campaign

Marshall first ran for Congress in 2000 as the Democratic candidate for the 8th District, giving now-Senator 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 thus became the first White Democrat to represent Georgia in the House since Nathan Deal switched parties in 1995. Marshall handily defeated Clay in their 2004 rematch, winning 63% of the vote. Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Clarence Saxby Chambliss (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. ... John Nathan Deal (born August 25, 1942) has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 10th District of Georgia (map), numbered the 9th District until 2003. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2006 campaign

In 2006, Marshall faced a tougher reelection fight. Early in 2005, the Georgia state legislature approved a new map of congressional districts; a Republican mid-decade redistricting made this Macon-based district, numbered the 8th, somewhat more Republican. Less than 60 percent of the population in Marshall’s present 3rd District was retained in the new 8th District. The reconfigured 8th includes part of Butts County, the political base of his opponent, former Congressman Mac Collins, who once served as chairman of the county commission, but the 8th also includes all of Macon, where Marshall served as mayor from 1995-99. [1] Butts County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Michael Allen Mac Collins (born October 15, 1944), American politician, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2005, representing the 8th District of Georgia (previously the 3rd District from 1993 to 2003). ...


Marshall won a close election 51%-49%. It was the closest any Democratic incumbent came to losing his seat to a member of the opposing party.


Positions

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Marshall is a social conservative. He opposes abortion, gay marriage and gun control, and supports a constitutional amendment to ban flag-burning. He has cited the concerns of people who have ethical objections to embryonic stem-cell research as influencing his votes on federal funds for such research: he supports allowing cell extraction only if embryos are not destroyed. U.S. Congressman Jim Marshall This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... U.S. Congressman Jim Marshall This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Social conservatism is a belief in traditional or natural law-based morality and social mores and the desire to preserve these in present day society, often through civil law or regulation. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Gun politics. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ...


However, Marshall leans pro-labor and pro-environment. He opposed repealing the Estate Tax and opposed reducing environmental regulations on the construction of new oil refineries ("Gasoline for America's Security Act"). He voted against bankruptcy reform, for American withdrawal from the World Trade Organization, and against tort reform. He has also been a vocal advocate of larger benefits for military servicemen and veterans. In December 2005, Marshall was the sole Democrat to vote against HR 2863. This defense appropriations bill, which passed 308-122, included language supporting increased protections for detainees held in U.S. custody.[2] Estate tax is a form of tax imposed in the United States upon the transfer of the property of the estate of a deceased person that is left to a living person or organization. ... The World Trade Organization (WTO, French: Organisation mondiale du commerce) is an international, multilateral organization, which sets the rules for the global trading system and resolves disputes between its member states; all of whom are signatories to its approximately 30 agreements. ... Tort reform is the phrase used by its advocates who claim it is a change in the legal system to reduce litigations alleged adverse effects on the economy. ...


Marshall lives in Macon with his wife Camille and his two children Mary and Robert.


Marshall is a possible candidate for Governor of Georgia in 2010 or for the United States Senate in 2008 or 2010 against Republicans Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson. Given Georgia's conservative voting history, Marshall is one of the few Democrats who would be considered competitive in a statewide race. This is a list of Governors of the state of Georgia, including governors of the British colony of Georgia. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Clarence Saxby Chambliss (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. ... John Hardy Johnny Isakson (born December 28, 1944), American politician, has been a Republican United States Senator from Georgia since 2005. ...


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Preceded by:
Saxby Chambliss (8th District, which was renumbered as the 3rd District)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 3rd congressional district

2003-2007
Succeeded by:
Lynn Westmoreland
Preceded by:
Lynn Westmoreland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th congressional district

2007 – present
Incumbent

 
 

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