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Marcus, L. Howard (Lewis Howard), 1919-1984

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1919-1984

Biographical History

Louis Howard Marcus (1919-1984) was a member of the Salt Lake City Planning Committee and was a key figure in many developments in the city.

Louis Howard Marcus was born on April 22, 1919 to Louis and Gertrude Levin Marcus in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from East High in Salt Lake City and afterward attended Stanford University, graduating with an economics degree in 1940. He then attended Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration from 1940-1941.

During World War II he served in the Salt Lake City branch of the U.S. Office of Price Administration, and then in the San Francisco branch of the U.S. Office of War Information, working in Psychological Warfare. After the war he served as vice president of the R.T. Harris Advertising Agency and was the president of the Tower Theatre, where he was active in the theatre community, not unlike his father.

Marcus married Wilma Ferderber, of a prominent family in Los Angeles, on April 10, 1947, with whom he had three sons--Stephen, William, and Roger.

Marcus was considered a civic and philanthropic leader and during his life time he served as a member of the Utah Symphony Board of Trustees (1948-1951), was named to the Salt Lake City Planning Committee in the 1950's and served as vice chairman of the commission from 1957 to 1961. Also during this time he was chairman of the zoning subcommittee, chairman of the Civic Belt Route Planning Committee and vice chairman of the Salt Lake County Gravel Study committee. In 1963 he was named president of First Capital Corp. and was very active in personal investments.

He was also chairman of the Salt Lake City Aviary Commission and was later appointed to the Tracy Aviary Advisory Board. He was a member of the Congregation Kol Ami and B'nai B'rith and served as chairman of the Israel Bond Drive for Utah, as well as being a trustee and treasurer for the Congregation B'nai Israel. He was very active with the National Hemophilia Foundation being a trustee and member of the foundation's national executive committee, as well as the vice president and trustee of the Utah chapter. He was president of the Duckville Gun Club, the Utah Skeet Shooting Association, and was a member of the Holladay Gun Club.

Marcus died on February 13, 1984 in Salt Lake City, UT of heart complications at the age of 64, preceded in death by his son Roger. He was often referred to as L. Howard Marcus in newspaper and business correspondence, but was commonly known as Howard to family and friends. Occasionally he is referred to as Louis or Louis Howard in personal letters.

Citation

UPB files, July 3, 2013: (born April 22, 1919; father Louis Marcus; mother Gertrude Levin Marcus; born in Salt Lake City, Utah; graduated from East High; attended Stanford University; graduated with economics degree, 1940; attended Harvard Graduate School of Business Administratio, 1940-1941; served in Salt Lake City branch of U. S. Office of Price Administration during World War II; served in San Francisco branch of U.S. Office of War Information in Psychological Warfare; vice president of R.T. Harris Advertising Agency after war; president of the Tower Theatre; active in theatre community like his father; married Wilma Ferderber on April 10, 1947; three sons Stephen, William, and Roger; civic and philanthropic leader; member of Utah Symphony Board of Trustees, 1948-1951; Salt Lake City Planning Committee in 1950s; vice chairman of commission from 1957 to 1961; chairmain of zoning subcommittee; chairman of Civic Belt Route Planning Committee; vice chairman of Salt Lake County Gravel Study committee; president of First Capital Corp. in 1963; active in personal investments; chairmain of Salt Lake City Aviary Commission; appoitned to Tracy Aviary Advisory Board; member of Congregation Kol Ami and B'nai B 'rith; chaiarman of Israel Bond Drive for Utah; trustee and treasurer for the Congregation B'nai Israel; active in National Hemophilia Foundation; trustee, member, and vice president of Utah chapter; president of Duckville Gun Club; president of Utah Skeet Shooting Association; member of the Holladay Gun Club; died February 13, 1984 in Salt Lake City, UT of heart complications; died age 64; preceeded in death by son Roger; referred to as L. Howard Marcus in newspapers and correspondence; called Howard by family and friends; occassionaly referred to as Louis or Louis Howard in personal letters)

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Collected materials, 1912-1984

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include newspaper clippings, theatre programs, and pamphlets collected by various family members. Newspaper clippings include news about the family weddings, and articles on Louis, Gertrude, and L. Howard Marcus. Contains materials in Danish. Dated 1912-1984.
Dates: 1912-1984

Gertrude L. Marcus books, 1913-1955

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include books belonging to Gertrude L. Marcus, including a telephone directory from the Winter of 1954-1955 for Salt Lake City and essays on raising children. One book is signed by the author. Dated 1913-1955.
Dates: 1913-1955

Gertrude L. Marcus letters, daybooks, and other papers, 1907-1953

 Sub-Series — Box: 4
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include personal and business letters received by and written by Gertrude L. Marcus, letters sent to her from soldiers during World War II, and daybooks which include excerpts from her own mother's diary. Dated 1907-1953.
Dates: 1907-1953

Gertrude L. Marcus memorial resolutions, 1933-1936

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include memorial resolutions give to Gertrude L. Marcus on the death of her mother Jennie Levin in 1933, and her husband Louis Marcus in 1936. Dated 1933-1936.
Dates: 1933-1936

Gertrude L. Marcus papers, 1907-1955

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include the personal and business letters, and collected papers of Gertrude L. Marcus. Included are her papers concerning her involvement with the Women's National Aeronautical Association (W.N.A.A.), incoming letters concerning familial news, and various daybooks. Dated 1907-1955.
Dates: 1907-1955

Gertrude L. Marcus travel papers, 1937-1941

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include letters, information brochures, receipts, and maps of the travels Gertrude L. Marcus took. Dated 1937-1941.
Dates: 1937-1941

Gertrude L. Marcus Women's National Aeronautical Association papers, 1932-1938

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include letters, papers, and collected items, including newspaper clippings, magazines, and photographs, pertaining to the W.N.A.A. and other things aeronautical. Dated 1932-1938.
Dates: 1932-1938

L. Howard Marcus books, approximately 1930-1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 3 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include books belonging to L. Howard Marcus. Some books are inscribe to Howard, and/or signed by the author. Dated approximately 1930-1976.
Dates: approximately 1930-1976

L. Howard Marcus business papers, 1940-1979

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Papers relating to L. Howard Marcus's employment and business interests, including various resumes, and his employment application to work for the government during World War II. Dated 1940-1979.
Dates: 1940-1979

L. Howard Marcus letters, approximately 1930-1959

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3775 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Personal letters kept by L. Howard Marcus, including letters written to his mother. Contains material in French. Dated approximately 1930-1959.
Dates: approximately 1930-1959