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UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE HISTORICAL TIMELINE
1789 -Oldest Federal Law Enforcement AgencyThe 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 MarshalsGeneral 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 MarshalsPictured 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 SentencesThe 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...
January 12, 2017 - Brandon DeShawn Humes was arrested this morning by members of the U.S.... Read more
January 12, 2017 - Amos Rojas Jr., U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Florida would like... Read more
January 11, 2017 - In November of 2016 Kendell Selina was arrested by the Albuquerque Police... Read more
January 05, 2017 - On January 4, 2017, Anselmo Javier-Jimenez was arrested by members of the U.S... Read more
Janaury 05, 2017 - A man wanted for two recent Norfolk shootings went to great lengths to avoid... Read more
January 04, 2017 - The U.S. Marshals are warning the public of an ongoing jury duty telephone... Read more
January 04, 2017 - This week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Frederick Piercey, was arrested by the U.... Read more
December 28, 2016 - Deputy U.S. Marshals assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service South West... Read more
December 28, 2016 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals... Read more
December 28, 2016 - In 2007, the United States Marshals Service partnered with Peter St. James... Read more