Great, great, great grandson of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, Keith Marshall Jones III retired early from a global marketing career to follow his passion for American History. Before captured by ghosts of the past, Jones leveraged his MBA (Harvard, 1972) to build brands and campaigns for Pepsico Inc., Anheuser Busch Companies, and Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Founding President of the Ridgefield (CT) Historical Society, Jones was instrumental in saving and relocating the circa-1714 David Scott House as its first home. A severe bite from the history bug led to his five-year military re-enactor stint in the 5th Connecticut Regiment of the Continental Line. He was honored by the Connecticut State General Assembly in 2002 for his role as Chairman of the Battle of Ridgefield 225th Anniversary Celebration, and again in 2006 for his role on the Connecticut Washington/Rochambeau Route Committee. Keith is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (the National Political Science Honor Society), Society of Military Historians, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the New York Historical Society . After raising two sons with wife Judith in their bucolic 1793 Connecticut farmhouse, the author now splits his time between the canyons of New York City and the high foothills of Tucson, Arizona.