Marshall, David Saul
MARSHALL, DAVID SAUL
MARSHALL, DAVID SAUL (1908–1995), Singapore labor politician, lawyer, and diplomat. Marshall was born of a Sephardi family of Iraqi origin. He went to London to study, and, after being admitted to the English bar, returned to Singapore to practice law. He entered politics as a member of the Legislative Assembly and became president of the Workers' Party. When the island was granted partial independence in 1955, Marshall led the United Labor Front party to victory in the elections and became chief minister and minister for commerce, serving in these positions until 1956. Marshall was president of the Singapore Jewish Welfare Board from 1946 to 1953. From 1978 to 1993 Marshall served as Singapore's ambassador to France, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland.