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Orville L. Marlett, M.B.A. ’47

Posted On - Dec. 21, 2017


Orville Marlett, M.B.A. '47Orville L. Marlett, M.B.A ’47, celebrated his 100th birthday on Dec. 18, beating his alma mater to the century mark by more than a year.

Prior to receiving his UCLA degree, Marlett served as a Navy officer during World War II, working as a paymaster in Norfolk, VA. After completing his M.B.A., Marlett became a certified public accountant, served at The Pentagon during the Korean War, served in the Navy Reserve until he retired as a captain and obtained his J.D. in 1960 at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Marlett worked for several companies, including accounting firm Arthur Andersen before setting up his own law practice, first in Los Angeles County, then in Orange County. He retired in 2015.

Throughout most of his life, Marlett has been involved in sports, playing tennis until he was 95. According to his daughter, Linda, Marlett continues to keep his mind active, his great sense of humor and optimistic outlook on life inspiring him to continue to work, read, and share great stories with friends and family. He has been happily married to his wife, Jeane, since 1951.

Congratulations to Orville Marlett on his centennial birthday!