James A. Marshall, 73, died at his home in Schaumburg, Illinois, April 1, 2006. He was born May 27, 1932, in Chicago. He graduated from Loyola Academy in 1950 and from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1955, receiving a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. In 1960, he received a master's degree in city and regional planning from the same institution. A registered professional engineer in Illinois civil engineering, he authored many articles and booklets dealing with his career and his avocation, surveying and mapping American Indian mounds and earthworks. He was a book lover and avid outdoors-man and was active in many organizations involved with nature, conservation and archaeology. In 1961 he developed a 1 85-page State Park Plan for the Fox River and Northeastern Illinois, published by the State of Illinois, which identified about 100,000 acres for acquisition, including sites that have become the Moraine Hills, Silver Springs, and V 010 Bog State Parks. This plan is the basis of the state's present land acquisition program. His exhibitions include American Indian architecture (IIT, Chicago, 1982) and Hero, Hawk and Open Hand (Art Institute of Chicago, 2004-05). A member of the Literary Club since 1977, he presented six papers