Deputy Chief Marshall Retires
Richard J. Marshall, Deputy Chief of the New York Fire Department, and considered by many one of its most colorful figures, retired on May 1, on his own application. He has been in charge of the department repair shops for the past seventeen years.
He was born in Brooklyn, sixty-seven years ago, the son of a U. S. Government employee who worked in the Orient. As a boy, Chief Marshall attended school in Japan and Shanghai.
Marshall joined the Fire Department on September 11, 1893. Two years later he was made Lieutenant; Captain, June 12, 1907: Battalion Chief, January 19, 1912, and Deputy Chief, May 16, 1925. He was a member of the Apparatus Board and the Board of Inquiry.