In Memory

John MacLaren Marble - Class Of 1921

John MacLaren Marble

John Marble

March 12, 1904 - May 16, 1983


John MacLaren Marble of Carmel Valley died at his home after an illness. He was 79. Marble was a prominent cattle rancher. He owned Rancho Tularcitos in the upper Carmel Valley.

Marble was a member of the Cypress Point club of Pebble Beach; the Bohemian Club in San Francisco; the Beach and Tennis Club in Pebble Beach; Old Capitol Club in Monterey; the advisory committee to the American Heart Association; the board of directors to the Monterey Foundation; the advisory committee to the Secretary of Agriculture; president of the National Livestock and Meat Board in Chicago for several years; chairman of various committees of the American National Cattlemen's Association; and director of the Foundation for American Agriculture. He was also a founder of Claremont Men's College in Claremont.

He was president of the Marble Mortgage Company in Los Angeles and San Francisco until World War II, while a resident of Pasadena, where he was born. During the war he and his family lived in Washington, DC where he was chief of price adjustment at the Pentagon with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Following World War II, Marble moved with his family to Carmel Valley. He managed ranches in Carmel Valley and Elko, Nevada.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Marble; his daughter, Mary Martin; his sons John H and Peter E Marble; his sister Miriam Marble Hinrichs (SPHS '23); and four grandchildren.

The Californian, May 18, 1983