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The Honorable
Anthony D. Marshall


Founding Chairman

Ambassador Anthony D. Marshall is the Founding Chairman of the Marine Corps University Foundation. He is the son of Brooke Astor and the grandson of the 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General John H. Russell. Ambassador Marshall served four years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, landing his infantry platoon on Iwo Jima on D+1.

Ambassador Marshall is an investment manager, author, theatrical producer, photographer, intelligence officer, diplomat and entrepreneur. He served as Ambassador over an eight-year period (1969-1977) to the Malagasy Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya, as non-resident Ambassador to the Seychelles and as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Program.

Ambassador Marshall’s prior service with the Department of State included an assignment as Vice Consul in the Consulate General, Istanbul, Turkey (1958-1959). He also served as an intelligence officer in the CIA for several years in the 1950s. From 1959 to 1969 he established two companies in Nigeria; one was a manufacturer’s representative company and the other a food manufacturing company. He has also been a money manager since 1960 and was a Limited Partner of Tucker, Anthony and R. L. Day from 1963 until 1989. From the late 1970s until the mid-1980s, Ambassador Marshall was a consultant on Africa to United Technologies, Equator Bank and Amoco International. He was the Vice President of the Vincent Astor Foundation.

Ambassador Marshall is a graduate and Trustee Emeritus of Brown University and a Trustee Emeritus of the Wildlife Conservation Society, WNET, the Seamen’s Church Institute, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He also serves on the Council of Rockefeller University, the American Museum of Natural History and Roundabout Theatre. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Explorers Club and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. In addition to being an author of seven books, he has been a Contributing Editor of Conde Nast Traveler magazine since its inception. In 1982, Ambassador Marshall produced Alice and Wonderland on Broadway with Kate Burton as Alice. In 2003, he and his wife, Charlene, joined David Richenthal in producing the Tony Award winning Long Day's Journey Into Night. In 2004, they formed Delphi Productions and produced, I Am My Own Wife, which won Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor. In May 2005, they opened Death of a Salesman in London.

Ambassador Marshall and his wife, Charlene reside in New York City.