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UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE HISTORICAL TIMELINE

  • 1789 -
    Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency
    The oldest federal law enforcement agency in the United States is truly the Marshals Service. The agency was formed by the Judiciary Act of Sept. 24, 1789. The act specifically determined that law enforcement was to be the U.S. Marshals' primary function. Therefore it appropriately...
  • 1789 -
    The First Generation of United States Marshals
    General Portrait of the First Sixteen Marshals - Building a nation depends not only on the laws that define the government, but also on the quality of the individuals who serve it. President George Washington, as he filled the various offices of the new federal government throughout...
  • 1789 -
    Recognition of the Need for Federal Marshals
    Pictured here is the official portrait of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Oliver Ellsworth and his wife Abigail.  Ellsworth was the principle author of the judiciary Act of 1789, the charter for the federal judiciary system and the Marshals Service. Senate Bill Number One...
  • 1789 -
    Stopping Counterfeiters (1789-1865)
    Prior to the 20th century, money in the United States came in an amazing of different forms. The federal government made little effort to adopt a standardized currency. Until the Civil War, the United States Mint concentrated its efforts on manufacturing gold and silver coins. Government...
  • 1790 -
    The U.S Marshal Conducted Death Sentences
    The U.S. Marshal has been historically assigned the task of conducting the death sentences on those condemned by federal courts. This stemmed from “An Act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States” (April 30, 1790) and the Judiciary Act of 1789. The first known...

USMS NEWS

09-21-2016

September 20, 2016 - A man wanted for allegedly robbing an Old Dominion University (ODU) student... Read more

09-21-2016

September 17, 2016 - Evin Blanchard was arrested in Phoenix by members of the U.S. Marshals led... Read more

09-20-2016

September 19, 2016 - In a bid to escape justice, a fugitive tried to swim, run and fight his way... Read more

09-17-2016

September 16, 2016 - A short time ago, this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Jason Anthony... Read more

09-17-2016

September 16, 2016 - The U.S. Marshals Service is requesting the public’s help in identifying a... Read more

09-15-2016

September 15, 2016 - The U.S. Marshals Service Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force... Read more

09-15-2016

September 14, 2016 - On September 9, 2016, at the Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Foundation... Read more

09-15-2016

September 14, 2016 - After nearly three months on the run, fugitive Robert M. Forney was... Read more

09-15-2016

September 13, 2016 - This week the United States Marshals Service collaborated with the Kansas... Read more

09-15-2016

September 13, 2016 - Maleek Lashawn Hughes was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force... Read more