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Erminio William Louis Marchesi (19 January 1898 to 10 December 1968) founded the Round Table, an international fellowship and community charitable organisation for young businessmen.
His mother was born in England to Irish parents and his father was Swiss. Marchesi was a young member of the Rotary Club in Norwich when he conceived of a club which could support younger businessmen. The first Round Table was formed at Suckling House in that community on 14 March 1927, with Marchesi as Secretary and other Rotarians among its officers. He served in the forces in both the 1st and 2nd World Wars. He was married with one son Peter.
The following phrases are attributed to him:
- "There are things we must do"
- "There are things we can do"
- "And there are things we should do"