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Lauriston Calvert Marshall

educator , physicist.

Lauriston Calvert Marshall, Chinese educator, physicist. Recipient citations War Theater, 1945, Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1946, Presidential, 1948, Distinguished Alumnus award Park College, 1952; Guggenheim fellow, 1950-1952.


Marshall, Lauriston Calvert was born on June 27, 1902 in Canton, China, (parents American citizens). Son of George Washington and Edmonia Bell (Sale) Marshall.


Bachelor of Arts, Park College, 1923. Doctor of Philosophy. (Whiting fellow), University of California at Berkeley, 1929.

Postgraduate (National Research Council fellow) Princeton, 1929-1931.


With United States Department of Agriculture, 1928-1937. Member of faculty University of California at Berkeley, 1937-1954, professor electrical engineering, 1945-1954, director microwave power laboratory, 1946-1952. Director physical research laboratory Link-Belt Company, Indianapolis, 1952-1959.

Associate technical director microwave power laboratory Varo, Inc., Garland, Texas, 1959-1961. Professor, chief office science personnel, director materials research div. S.W. Center for Advanced Studies, Dallas, 1961-1967.

Visiting professor University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, 1967-1973, professor emeritus, Adjunct Professor, 1973-1979. Cons. University of California Lawrence Livermore laboratories, 1972-1973.


  • Contributor articles professional journals.


Member staff, div. head Radiation Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1941-1946, Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1944-1946. Fellow American Physical Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (life). Member Institute Physics, American Geophysical Union, American Association of University Professors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu.

Clubs: Faculty (Berkeley).


Married Lucie Welsh Sewell, August 20, 1949. Children: Clarice Sewell, Katherine Stow, Lauriston Calvert.

George Washington Marshall

Edmonia Bell (Sale) Marshall

Lucie Welsh Sewell

Clarice Sewell Marshall

Katherine Stow Marshall

Lauriston Calvert Marshall