Alfred J. Marrow
|Alfred J. Marrow|
|Born||Alfred Josephon Marrow
March 8, 1905
New York, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 3, 1978
New York, New York, U.S.
|Residence||New York, New York
Palm Beach, Florida
|Alma mater||New York University
|Known for||Industrial Relations
|Awards||Kurt Lewin Memorial Award (1964)|
Alfred Josephon "Jay" Marrow (March 8, 1905 – March 3, 1978) was an American industrial psychologist, executive, civil rights leader, and philanthropist.
Life and career
Marrow was born in New York City, New York, the second oldest of six children of Lithuanian Jewish parents Rebecca (née Green) and Dr. Isidore L. Marrow. His siblings were Ruth Kagan, Alfred, Sylvia Cares, Lucille Richman, Blanche Jungreis, and Seymour.
Marrow followed his father in many undertakings, working in the family business, earning his doctorate, and involving himself in philanthropic and educational work. Isidor was a director of the Israel Zion Hospital and a member of the Jewish Education Committee.
His father and mother later purchased land in Long Beach, New York, building a mansion on the northwest corner of Beech Street and Magnolia Boulevard, the site of many family gatherings.
While studying for his master's degree at Columbia University, he married his wife, Russian-born Monette "Monte" Marrow (née Courod). He later received his doctorate from New York University in 1937. Alfred and Monte Marrow had a son, Paul Bennett Marrow, and a daughter, Marjorie Samberg (née Marrow), and five grandchildren, Adam Marrow (inventor of the Vod-Secco), Samantha Tartaglia (née Marrow), Johanna Yaari (née Samberg), Darrow Robles (née Samberg), and actor and comedian Andy Samberg.
Among his numerous books is a noteworthy and highly regarded biography of friend and fellow psychologist Kurt Lewin.
Offices and titles
- President and Chairman of the Board of the Harwood Manufacturing Company (1940–1976), succeeding his father (ca. 1899 - 1940).
- Chairman of the Mayor's Commission on Intergroup Relations (New York City)
- Executive Chair of the American Jewish Congress
- President of the National Academy of Professional Psychologists
- Director of the New School for Social Research
- Director of Antioch College
- Director of Gonzaga University
- Fellow of the New York Academy of Science
- Consultantships and Board Memberships
- The American Foundation for Management Research
- The Marshall Fund
- The Presidents Association of the American Management Association
- Goal Tensions and Recall (1938)
- Living Without Hate: Scientific Approaches to Human Relations (1951)
- Making Management Human (1957)
- Changing Patterns of Prejudice: A New Look at Today's Racial, Religious, and Cultural Tensions (1962)
- Likrat Nihul Enoshi (Hebrew version of Making Management Human, 1963)
- Behind the Executive Mask: Greater Managerial Competence Through Deeper Self-Understanding (AMA Management Reports - 1964)
- Management by Participation: Creating a Climate for Personal and Organizational Development (Jan 1967)
- The Practical Theorist: The Life and Work of Kurt Lewin (1969)
- The Failure of Success (1972)
- Making Waves in Foggy Bottom: How a New and More Scientific Approach Changed the Management System at the State Department (1974)
- The T-group Experience: An Encounter Among People for Greater Self-Fulfillment (1975)
- Kallen, Horace M., author; Alfred J. Marrow, editor; What I Believe and Why - Maybe: Essays for the Modern World (1971)
- Mayoral Citation for activities on behalf of equal opportunities in housing (Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr., New York City, 1958)
- The Kurt Lewin Memorial Award for outstanding contributions in social psychology (1964)
- Arien Mack is the current Alfred J. and Monette C. Marrow Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research.
- The Alfred J. Marrow New Directions in Leadership Series is hosted by the Center for Creative Leadership.
- The Portico of Octavia (etching of the Porticus Octaviae in Rome, Italy by Giovanni Battista Piranesi) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
1. The New York Times, August 6, 1964
2. The New York Times, March 4, 1978
3. French Jr., John R. P. (1979). Obituary: Alfred J. Marrow (1905–1978). American Psychologist. Vol. 34 (11), Nov 1979, 1109-1110.
- Alfred J. Marrow (Archives of the History of American Psychology - The University of Akron)