Ernest W. Marshall ’48

Ernest W. Marshall ’48 died June 15, 2017, at Woodlands Memory Center in Rockland, Maine, where he had resided for the past seven years. At Dartmouth he was a member of Alpha Theta/Theta Chi and the Navy V-12 program. He received a master’s in chemistry from Dartmouth, then obtained his Ph.D. in geology at the University of Michigan in 1950. “Doc” was a geology professor at the University of Michigan for many years. He was a published author and his work and extensive research can be found throughout the United States. His research work allowed him several opportunities to travel around the globe. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 15, 1943, serving until August 23, 1946, being discharged as an ensign. He was part of Operations Crossroads, where nuclear weapons tests were conducted at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall islands in the Pacific theater. In addition, he served 15 years of federal service with the Navy Reserves for the U.S. Corps of Engineers, studying formation of ice crystals and providing data for the operation of aircraft from ice-covered areas. Retiring to mid-coast Maine, Doc enjoyed sailing on Megunicook Lake and Penobscot Bay.


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