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Rep. Jim Marshall

Rep. Jim Marshall

Congressman Jim Marshall (D. Ga. 2003-11) is a former Mayor of Macon, Georgia and currently serves on the National Defense Panel. In Congress, Jim earned a reputation for being reform-minded and bi-partisan. Before his involvement in politics, he was a business and finance lawyer and law professor. After leaving Congress, Jim taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and served as the President and CEO of the United States Institute of Peace. He is also an infantry combat veteran. After the Tet Offensive in 1968, Jim withdrew from Princeton University to volunteer for Vietnam where he served as an Airborne Ranger reconnaissance platoon sergeant. He has received numerous military awards and recognitions, including the Purple Heart and membership in the United States Army Ranger Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of Princeton where he was a University Scholar and Boston University where he received a law degree magna cum laude