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Robert Marshall
Birth: Jan. 2, 1901
New York
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1939
New York
New York, USA

Conservationist and Preservationist. He was the son of noted constitutional lawyer Louis Marshall. He was born in New York, New York on January 2, 1901. Bob Marshall was a visionary is the truest sense of the word and set an unprecedented course for wilderness preservation in the United States that few have surpassed. His ideas and dreams continue to be realized long after his untimely death at age 38 in 1939. Robert Marshall wrote a classic article in the February 1930 issue of "The Scientific Monthly." The article concluded with the militant and challenging statement: "There is just one hope of repulsing the tyrannical ambition of civilization to conquer every niche on the whole earth. That hope is the organization of spirited people who will fight for the freedom of the wilderness." He visited nearly every major wilderness area in the United States and also made several trips to the Koyukuk Region of the Brooks Range (now part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) in Alaska. During the summers of his youth, Bob Marshall visited the Adirondack Mountains of New York State and climbed every major peak in that park. Today, The Adirondack Council continues the legacy of Marshall, and the proposed Great Bob Marshall Wilderness Area is closer to reality. When this area is officially designated, the tract will be assured "forever wild" protection as mandated by the New York State Constitution. Following Marshall's untimely death in 1939, nearly a million acres of pristine wild land in Montana was designated as "The Bob Marshall Wilderness Area," meaning that no roads, structures, or mechanized transportation would be allowed. This tract is one of the most preserved ecosystems in the world and is indeed a fitting tribute to the man who fought so hard to save the scant remaining wild places from the inroads of development and mechanization. The Wilderness Society was formally founded by Bob Marshall in 1935, and the organization today remains one of the most important and powerful national conservation groups in the United States. The Robert Marshall Council of the Wilderness Society issues an annual award to the person who most typifies the conservation efforts of Bob Marshall. Marshall was educated at The Ethical Culture School of NY, Syracuse University (BS), and Johns Hopkins (Ph.D.). He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service and was a Federal Aide at the time of his death. In addition to being a wilderness exponent, Robert Marshall was a forester, explorer, and author (He wrote "Arctic Village" in 1931). He died of heart failure on November 11, 1939 while on a midnight train en-route from Washington, D.C. to New York City. (bio by: Anthony B) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
Salem Fields Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Plot 1523/24, to the left of the Guggenheim Mausoleum
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Record added: May 17, 2001
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Robert Marshall
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What a wonderfull contribution to humanity. Thankyou Mr. Marshall for your great works.
 Added: Feb. 24, 2017

- sjm
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