Hyrum Leo Marshall

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Hyrum Leo Marshall

Death 11 Oct 1972 (aged 88)
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Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Hyrum Leo Marshall (1884-1972) was born 10 September, 1884, in Tooele, Utah. He was the Professor of Physical Welfare and University Physician 1920-1944, Professor and Head of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine 1944-1950, and Acting Dean, School of Medicine 1944-1946, and 1949-1950.

At the end of World War II, Marshall suggested to Senator Elbert Thomas of Utah that it would be very useful if wartime support for scientific research given to the armed services could be adapted to the support of civilian scientific institutions through the public health service. As a result of this suggestion and Senator Thomas's efforts, Congress appropriated $100,000, but 100 grant applications were received. Senator Thomas prevailed in awarding the entire $100,000, then a princely sum, to the University of Utah.

Marshall married Lucile Eva Rogers on 10 January 1918. They were the parents of three children, one of whom preceded him in death.

He was a professor at the University of Utah from 1914-1942 and in the Medical School from 1942-1950. Marshall played a major role in negotiating part of Fort Douglas for the VA Hospital and the University of Utah. He was also instrumental in the organizing local health departments and in planning and financing the University Hospital.

Marshall was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University on Aug. 26, 1960. He died in October 1972.

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