1922 - Born October 1 in Plainfield, New Jersey.
1940 - He attended the Phillips Exeter Academy.
1943 - He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts.
1944 - He joined the United States Army.
19XX - He married Violet Person.
1946 - He returned to law shcool at Yale University.
1951 - He graduated from Yale with a degree in law.
1952 - He joined Washington law firm Covington and Burling.
1961 - He was appointed assistant attorney general in charge of civil rights.
1964 - He stepped down from his post at the Justice Department. President Lyndon B. Johnson wrote on Marshall's formal letter of resignation, "I have never known any person who rendered a better quality of public service."
1965 - He became the vice president and general counsel at IBM (International Business Machines Corp.).
1966 - He became the chair of the Vera Institute of Justice board of trustees.
1969 - He was promoted to a senior vice president of IBM.
1970 - He became a deputy dean and professor of Yale Law School.
1999 - He received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights.
2003 - On the 2nd of June, he died at the age of 80 in his hometown Newtown, Connecticut, from complications of myelodisplasia, a bone marrow disorder.
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