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Thomas A. Marshall

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Thomas A. Marshall ( -1970)

1970 Obituary [1]

Mr Thomas A. Marshall, Jr (Companion), Managing Director of the American Society for Testing and Materials, died recently.

Mr Marshall graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1932, with a degree in aeronautical engineering. From 1932 until 1951, except for five years duty with the US Navy during the 1939-45 war, he was employed in the main office of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

In 1951, Mr Marshall became executive Secretary of the Engineering Manpower Commission, which had just been formed by Engineers' Joint Council, and a year later' was appointed secretary of the EJC as well. From 1954 to 1960, he served on the staff of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, first as assistant secretary, then as senior assistant secretary. He joined the staff of the American Society for Testing and Materials in 1960.

He served as a member of the Panel on Engineering and Commodity Standards appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in 1963 to review the national standards programme in the US. He also participated in the revitalisation of the Pan American Standards Commission.

In addition to his membership of a number of engineering and scientific societies, Mr Marshall was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the Standards Engineers Society and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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