David Clark Marshall, an Anne Arundel County public library official, died of complications from a heart condition Thursday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Waldorf resident was 66.
Born in Grove City, Pa., he earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Harvard University and a master's in library science from Pittsburgh University. He also earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore and was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1979. He did pro bono work for nonprofit organizations.
At his death, he was chief of public services and branch management for the library system and had recently helped establish branches in Crofton, Odenton and Maryland City.
He joined the library in 1973 as manager of the Annapolis branch on West Street, a post he held for seven years.
"He had a 32-year career with the library and played a major role in the system's development," said the library's administrator, Marion Francis. "He was a very effective leader and was a wonderful resource of legal information for library management."
He was a past president of the Annapolis Salvation Army and Annapolis Civitan Club.
He was also a member of the Maryland Bar Association, American Library Association and Maryland Library Association, and the Harvard Club of Washington, D.C.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anne's Episcopal Church on Church Circle in Annapolis.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 16 years, the former Sharan Blummer, director of the Southern Maryland Regional Library in Charlotte Hall; and a son, Benjamin F. Marshall IV of Odenton.