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Marshall B. Bass

Marshall B. Bass, American consumer goods company executive.


  • Bass, Marshall B. was born on August 13, 1926 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States. Son of Marshall and Estella (Mason) Bass.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Maryland. Dr.Laws (honorary), North Carolina Central University, 1985. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Livinstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1982.

      Doctor of Hebrew Literature, St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1981. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, King Memorial College, Columbia, South Carolina, 1977.


    • Manager personnel development Richard Joshua Reynolds Tobacco, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1968-1970. Corporation manager personnel development Richard Joshua Reynolds Industries, Inc., 1970-1976, corporation director personnel development, 1976-1982, vice president, since 1982, director. Director Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan, Winston-Salem, Richard Joshua Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem.


    Member National Commission on Working Women. Board directors Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Young Men’s Christian Association. Member Industry Advisory Council of National Newspaper Publications Association.

    Board directors Winston Salem Urban League. Board visitors North Carolina Central University. Chairman board directors Winston-Salem State University Foundation.

    Treasurer Winston-Salem State University enchancement campaign. Trustee North Carolina A & T State University. Senior warden, licensed lay leader St. Stephen's Episcopalian Church.

    Licensed Chalice Bearer Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.


    • Married Celestine Pate, April 8, 1950 children– Marsha Bass-Atwater, Brenda Bass Roper.
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    • 1985
      North Carolina Central University
    • 1982
      Livinstone College
    • 1981
      St. Augustine's College
    • 1977
      King Memorial College
    • 1968 - 1970
      Manager, personnel development R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1970 - 1976
      corporation manager, personnel development R.J. Reynolds Industries
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