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Sumner Marcus


Sumner Marcus, American educator. Served with Army of the United States in 1943-1946.


Marcus, Sumner was born on September 23, 1912 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Son of Abraham and Lena (Wolfson) Marcus.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Harvard University, 1931, Master of Business Administration, 1933, Juris Doctor cum laude, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, Seattle, 1958.


Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1937, Washington bar, 1954. Attorney, field examiner National Labor Relations Board, 1938-1943. Associate counsel Navy Price Adjustment Board and Bureau Ships, 1946-1949.

Counsel renegotiation div. Navy Department, 1949-1951. Assistant general counsel Renegotiation Board, 1951-1953.

Lecturer Seattle U., 1954, U. Washington, 1955-1957. Associate professor of University Montana, 1957-1958. Member of faculty U. Washington, 1955-1979, professor business public policy, 1961-1979, department chairman business, government and society, 1959-1960, 61-64, 69-73, 77, associate dean School Business Administration, 1964-1967, university ombudsman, 1977-1979.

Visiting associate professor Stanford University Graduate School Business, 1961. Visiting professor Amos Tuck School Business Administration, Dartmouth College, 1965.


  • Author: The Law of Small Business, 1958. How Small Business Firms in the State of Washington Cope With Their Legal Problems, 1963. Competition and The Law, 1967.Also articles, chapters in books.


Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Ford Foundation faculty research fellow, 1960-1961. Member Academy Management (chairman div. social issues in management 1970-1973), American Arbitration Association (nat. labor panel 1972-1979), Washington State Bar Association.


Married Elizabeth Tribby Caldwell, January 1, 1938.

Abraham Marcus

Lena (Wolfson) Marcus

Elizabeth Tribby Caldwell