Marshall Perlin

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Marshall Perlin
Born (1920-10-23)October 23, 1920
Died December 31, 1998(1998-12-31) (aged 78)
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Education Rutgers University
Columbia Law School (1942)
Spouse(s) Loretta Rowe
Children Hank Perlin
Jan Perlin

Marshall Perlin (August 23, 1920 – December 31, 1998) was a civil-liberties lawyer, who along with Emanuel Hirsch Bloch, defended Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. He came to the trial after the sentencing, during the appeal process.[1]


He was born on August 23, 1920 in Manhattan and later graduated from Rutgers University. He completed Columbia Law School in 1942, but his degree was not conferred until 1947 while he served in World War II. He represented Michael Meeropol and Robert Meeropol, the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg after the Rosenberg's were sentenced. He was the trial lawyer for Morton Sobell, the Rosenbergs' co-defendant. He died on December 31, 1998.[1]


  1. ^ a b Saxon, Wolfgang (January 4, 1999). "Marshall Perlin, Lawyer in Rosenberg Spy Case, Dies at 79 [sic]". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-07-09. Marshall Perlin, a civil-liberties lawyer who was engaged on a decades-long quest to keep the Rosenberg spy case in the national consciousness, died last Thursday at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He was 79 [sic] and lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. 

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