By: Cyrus Adler
American lawyer and communal worker; born at Syracuse, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1856; educated at the Syracuse high school and at the Columbia College Law School. He entered upon the practise of his profession in Syracuse in 1878, removing to New York city in 1894. As a member of the bar Marshall has attained a distinguished position. He was appointed by Governor Hill, in 1890, a member of the commission to revise the judiciary article of the constitution of New York, and was elected to the New York Constitutional Convention of 1894, serving as vice-chairman of the judiciary committee and chairman of the committee on "future amendments." He has served also as vice-president of the New York State Bar Association and has written numerous articles and essays on professional subjects.
Marshall is active also as a Jewish communal leader. He is a director and chairman of the executive committee of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and is a director of the Congregation Emanu-El, the Educational Alliance, and the Jewish Protection and Aid Society (all of New York), and of the New York branch of the Alliance Israélite Universelle. Marshall has taken especial interest in the establishment of a Jewish "protectory" for delinquent Jewish children, and has occasionally delivered addresses and lectures on Jewish subjects.
- Markens, The Hebrews in America, p. 229;
- History of the Bench and Bar of New York;
- Leslie, History of New York.