Historical Reading Room
The United States Marshals Service is one of the oldest U.S. federal law enforcement agencies dating back to its creation by the Judiciary Act of 1789 during the presidency of George Washington as the "Office of the United States Marshal."
The U.S. Marshals Service as it stands today was established in 1969 to provide guidance and assistance to marshals throughout the federal judicial districts. Here, readers can find major moments in time where the U.S. Marshals had a hand in crafting America's history.