MARSHALL BARON was born in Bulawayo,  Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) on August 3rd 1934 where he spent his entire life, and loved the town and its peoples. He died on May 3rd 1977.

Marshall excelled in three fields:
Law: He had an L.L. B. degree and practiced law at Ben Baron & Partners. He achieved marked success in his chosen profession and gained an enviable reputation in it. As a practicing lawyer he carried the struggle for a more egalitarian society into the law courts.

Art: He was a serious and prolific artist painting hundreds of canvasses of all sizes and his works were exhibited over the years in one-man and group shows in Rhodesia and South Africa. He was very active and influential in the local art world and was a committee member and a chairman of the Rhodesian Society of Artists.

Music: His knowledge and appreciation of classical music was encyclopedic and profound and his impact on the musical life of Bulawayo was incalculable. His regular critiques in The Chronicle on concerts and on the performances of visiting musicians of international repute were literary masterpieces.