Marshall Bandy, Jr. was born in Ringgold, Georgia, as were his parents. He was educated in the public schools of Catoosa County. He graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, in 1971 with a degree in Political Science. He graduated from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1975, and began his practice in Ringgold, Georgia, in December of 1975 as a sole practitioner.

Marshall has practiced before the Georgia Superior Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Workers Compensation Board of Appeals. He has also appeared before numerous administrative agencies including the Department Of Labor, Public Health and Public Safety. He has had extensive experience in practicing before the Georgia Public Service Commission. He has argued cases in the US 5th and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, tried numerous cases before the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and has extensive litigation experience in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Over the last forty-five years he worked to help local Republican candidates get elected. 1969-2000: Catoosa County Chairman Republican Party - six terms, 7th District Committee Member – two terms, State Committee Member - five terms, 1988: National Delegate to Republican National Committee in New Orleans for George H. W. Bush, 1988: Elected Parliamentarian of the Georgia Republican Party.


For ten years, he also was the owner of WSGC, a radio station in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He also built and operated the first cable TV system in Catoosa County from 1977-1979. Since 2005 he has been on the Board of Directors and President of Boynton Educational Radio which holds the license for WAAK FM LP.

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