James Marshall, 93, a civil engineer who supervised the construction of several notable Washington area buildings, died of
prostate cancer June 30 at Collington Nursing Home in Mitchellville.
Mr. Marshall oversaw construction on a wing of the Pentagon while it was under construction in the 1940s. He supervised the
building of the National Zoo's Lion House, Monkey House and Bird House, as well as the Panda House. He also supervised the
construction of several buildings at American University and Holy Cross Hospital.
He was born in the Takoma Park area of Washington and graduated from McKinley Tech High School and Purdue University.
He served in the Navy during World War, with the Seabees in Guam. He stayed in the Navy Reserve after the war, retiring with
the rank of commander.
He was chief of construction services for the Washington architectural firm then known as Faulker, Kingsbury and Stenhouse
from the early 1960s to the early 1970s, and then for James G. Davis Construction Corp., where he supervised the
Amalgamated Transit Union building in Northwest Washington.
He retired in 1982.
Mr. Marshall was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He enjoyed researching the history of his family, tracing
ancestors back to the 1600s. He was a volunteer at Collington, where he had lived since moving from Chevy Chase in 1992,
and was active on the lake and trail, property, landscape and fiscal committees. He served as head of the environmental
services group of the Residents Council for two years.
His wife of 49 years, Dora Ware Marshall, died in 1996.
Survivors include two children, John Marshall of Washington and Jane Marshall Dudgeon of Ashburn; and a sister, Jane
Marshall Baird, of Cockeysville, Md.