Special Remarks

Philip C. Marshall, Elder-Justice Advocate and Grandson of Brooke Astor

Philip Marshal

Philip is a renowned activist for elder-justice, informed by the sad circumstances of his grandmother, Brooke Astor, who was abused repeatedly by her son Anthony Marshall (Philip’s father). Mrs. Astor was celebrated for her decades of philanthropic work in New York, earning her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998 from President Clinton. In 2006, after years of increasing concern, Philip successfully sought a petition for guardianship of his grandmother. This led to a highly publicized six-month criminal trial and ultimately, the conviction of Anthony Marshall. Philip, tenured professor at Roger Williams University, is advancing his advocacy “Beyond Brooke” — compelled by the recognition that to be complacent about elder-justice is to be complicit in elder abuse.

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