Gardner, Marshall C. (Deceased)
Marshall was born on June 11, 1918, in Logansport, Indiana. He attended George Washington University, earning a BS degree in zoology in 1943 and an MS degree in 1950. His master’s thesis was titled Taxonomic Study of the Genus Sigmodon (Rodents) of the Eastern US. He also earned a JD degree with honors there in 1955. He served as a commanding officer in both World War II and the Korean War. Marshall’s focus was on mammalogy, and he wrote numerous small papers on mammalian taxonomy. He was a member of Sigma Xi and the Washington Academy of the Sciences. Marshall was elected to the Washington Biologists’ Field Club in 1949. He died on April 3, 2001, in Bowie, Maryland, and has a memorial plaque installed on Plummers Island.