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Marshall Estus Sehorn

Marshall Estus Sehorn, music industry executive, songwriter. Named Record Man of Year, American Record Manufacturing and Distributors Association, 1961; recipient Outstanding Service award, Louisiana Governor, 1979, 1982, Outstanding Music Contribution award, Mayor New Orleans, 1982. Member of Bass Anglers American (New Orleans) (life).


  • Sehorn, Marshall Estus was born on June 25, 1934 in Concord, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Thomas and Bertha (Mesmer) Sehorn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, North Carolina State College, 1957.


    • Owner, operator commercial farm Concord, 1957—1958. Producer, co-owner Fury and Fire Records, New York City, 1958—1963. Producer Electric and Music Industries, London, 1963—1964.

      President, co-owner Marsaint/Sansu Enterprises, New Orleans, from 1965. President, owner Red Dog Express, Inc., from 1985.


    • Producer (recording): Kansas City, 1959 (gold record, 1959). Co-producer(recording): Lady Marmalade, 1974 (gold record, 1974). Producer: (song) Southern Nights, 1977 (Broadcast Music, Incorporated award, 1977), (album) Elvis Live at Louisiana Hayride, 1983.


    Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.


    Member of Bass Anglers American (New Orleans) (life).



    Boating, fishing, songwriting, hunting, art collecting.


    • Married Barbara Ann Darcy, May 11, 1974.
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    Died December 5, 2006
    (aged 72)
    • 1957
      North Carolina State College
    • 1957 - 1958
    • 1958 - 1963
    • 1963 - 1964
      producer Electric and Music Industries
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa