William T. Marshall
2008 Cor Jesu Award Recipient
Class of 1963
In 1959, William Marshall enrolled in Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School. At McClancy, Bill was an excellent student and was a member of the school’s Honor Society. He was a member of the Confraternity for four years, a participant in intramurals and a record-setting member of the Varsity Track and Cross Country teams for four years, including serving one year as co-captain.
Upon graduation from McClancy, Bill attended Manhattan College where he earned his B.A. degree and was a member of the Pen and Sword Honor Society. He was a three-year member of the Jaspers’ Track and Cross Country squads; he served as Sports Editor for the college’s newspaper, The Quadrangle; and in his senior year served as the college’s Sports Information Director. In 1971, Bill received a Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America.
Bill began his professional career in 1971 as an associate attorney and in 1979, joined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., as Vice President. In 1986, he entered private practice as a founding partner of Sullivan & Marshall, N.Y. and N.J. In 1999, Bill took a position as a partner with Zeichner, Ellman, & Krause LLP, N.Y. and N.J.
Bill married Catherine Ann Grennan in 1969. Bill and Cathy are the proud parents of ten children and have five grandchildren. Despite his many commitments to his family, Bill has found a great deal of time to volunteer his time and talents with various organizations. In fact, Bill was instrumental in planning and organizing the hugely successful Reunion 2000 here at McClancy.
Bill is also very active in community affairs and volunteers as an activist for social justice and religious causes. In 1991 he was elected as Councilman, Borough of Morris Plains, New Jersey for the first of two terms. Within his parish, St. Virgil Parish, Morris Plains, Bill has been a member of the Finance Committee, a Lector, and a Eucharistic Minister. He also supports Cathy as a volunteer for Bridges, an inter-denominational clothing and food program.
Since 1973, Bill has been a member of The Society of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in the City of New York. When he somehow finds time, he has been an avid New York Giants and college basketball fan.