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Gordon S. Marshall was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the founder of Marshall Industries (NYSE: MI), a publicly traded company from 1984 to 1999. Gordon S. Marshall died on June 2, 2015 at the age of 95.
Gordon S. Marshall was born in Los Angeles, California in 1919. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1946. He served as a bomber pilot for the United States in World War II.
He founded Marshall Industries, headquartered in El Monte, California, in 1982. He served as its President from April 1982 to June 1992, and as its Chief Executive Officer until 1994. The company became one of the nation's five largest distributors of industrial electronic components and production supplies. In 1999, it was acquired by Avnet (NYSE: AVT).
He served on the Board of Directors of the Amistar Corporation (OTCMKTS:AMTA) from 1974.
He served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California. He donated US$35 million to USC in 1997. The USC Marshall School of Business is named in his memory.