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Believe It Or Not - Mutual Assurance Made it in Ripley's

Mutual Assurance Society made it into Ripley's Believe it or Not in 1934.

1934 newspaper cartoon of Ripley's Believe it or Not that features drawing of John Marshall house and Mutual Assurance Societys 138 year coverage

John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, is best known as the “Great Chief Justice.” He first asserted the Supreme Court's authority to determine the constitutionality of the nation's laws—a principle known as judicial review—and shaped the judicial branch into the powerful force in the U.S. government it remains today.


When Marshall was appointed chief justice, the Supreme Court had little authority relative to the president and Congress; it didn’t even have its own building, meeting instead in a vacant committee room at the Capitol. But over his 34 years as chief justice (1801-1835), Marshall shaped the judicial branch into an equal force in government alongside the executive a