Joshua Marquis


Joshua Marquis Joshua Marquis (born 1952) is an attorney and politician from Astoria, Oregon in the United States. He has served as District Attorney for Clatsop County since 1994. He frequently writes and speaks about capital punishment. He is known for his belief that the death penalty is justified in some cases. He is often quoted as a spokesperson on behalf of the National District Attorneys Association. Marquis earned a law degree from the University of Oregon. He later served deputy District Attorney for Lincoln and Lane counties, and then as chief deputy district attorney for Deschutes and Lincoln counties. He was appointed District Attorney in Clatsop County by then-Governor Barbara Roberts after his predecessor was convicted and disbarred for gross prosecutorial misconduct. Marquis was elected in 1994 and reelected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Marquis served as a superdelegate to the 1996 Democratic National Convention. In 1995 Marquis received ALDF's "Jolene Malone Aggressive Enforcement Award" in recognition of his work on a particularly difficult animal abuse case and in 2006 was the recipient of the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation's William J. Schaefer  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Cynthia Price


Institution From To
University of Oregon

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