Professor Thompson G. Marsh began his career as the youngest professor in the country, and upon retirement - 60 years later! - he ended his career as the oldest professor. During his tenure, he was one of the most colorful, award-winning, and respected faculty members in the history of the College of Law. Thompson's legal specialties included property and mining law, future interests, legal philosophy, Hohfeldian analysis, and analytical jurisprudence.
A dedicated family man, Professor Marsh spent his summers, which he affectionately referred to as “academic freedom,” out of doors. In support of his lifelong bird watching hobby, he and his family were avid campers and climbers. In fact, he and his wife, climbed all 22 Colorado 14ers. He and his wife encouraged musical talent by instituting family music, where the family would play string instruments together.