Notable as a founding member of the American Jewish Committee and a director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, this civil rights attorney and activist is also remembered for representing convicted murderer
After apprenticing with attorney Nathaniel B. Smith, he studied briefly at Columbia University and began working for a Syracuse-based law firm.
A conservationist as well as an attorney and human rights advocate, Marshall helped establish the New York State College of Forestry.
The child of German-Jewish immigrants, he grew up in Syracuse, New York. His marriage to Florence Lowenstein resulted in children named James, Ruth, Bob, and George.
His son, Bob Marshall, had a prominent career as a conservationist and author.