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Frank Edward Marsh, business executive, was born in Bowen, Illinois, on October 10, 1901; son of Harry Boltwood and Nelle Cora (Mead) Marsh.

            He was a student at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, from 1919 to 1923, graduating with the B.S. degree.

            Mr. Marsh engaged in investments, mortgages and real estate from 1923 to 1931, as manager of the Western Investment Company; associated with Babson Statistical  Organization from 1931 to 1934, during which time he edited “United Reports,” a statistical service for businessmen; administrative officer for the Federal Housing Administration from 1934 to 1941; Office of Price Administration from 1941 to 1943, during which time he was regional administrator for the West Coast Region and deputy administrator in charge of Field Operations; 1943-46, manager of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. office; since that time, executive vice president and general manager of the San Francisco Bay Area Council.

            Member of : The American Institute of Planners; American Planning and Civic Association; American Industrial Development Council; San Francisco Sales Executives Association; Public Relations Society of America; Public Relations Round Table; San Francisco Advertising Club; Sixth Army Advisory Committee; Marin County Planning Commission; Bay Area Advisory Committee on Minority Group Problems; and of the following clubs:

            Commonwealth of California; National Press; San Francisco Press; Family; Olympic; and Merchants Exchange.

            Belongs to the Presbyterian Church.

            Army service: 1918-1919—Sgt. Co. H, 8th Regiment, D.O. Illinois Reserve Militia; 1933-1941—Lt., M.I. Reserve, U.S.A.





Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.

Source: “Eminent Californians 1953”, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Pages 77-78, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.

© 2013  Cecelia M. Setty.




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