Bob Marshall

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Birthday
2, 1901
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Nov 11, 1939 (38)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
2, 1901
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Nov 11, 1939 (38)

About

Wilderness activist, conservationist and writer remembered for founding The Wilderness Society in 1935. Some of his best known works include the 1930 essay "The Problem of the Wilderness" and the 1933 book Arctic Village.

Before Fame

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the College of Forestry before earning his Master's degree from Harvard University in 1925.

Trivia

The Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana was named in his honor.

Family Life

He was one of four children born to Louis and Florence Marshall. His brother George was also a notable conservationist.

Associated With

He and ecologist Aldo Leopold are two of the founding fathers of The Wilderness Society.