SALEM – A prominent Marblehead attorney has elected chairman of the Salem State College Board of Trustees.Jacob S. Segal, managing partner of the Salem law firm Ronan, Segal and Harrington, was officially elected to the post at the board’s June 3 meeting.Segal has has served the college in a number of capacities over the years, according to college spokeswoman Margo Steiner. Among them: president of the Salem State College Foundation’s Board of Directors from 1993-1997, and from 1999-2000. He was re-elected to a third term in September 2000.Segal was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2007. He and his wife have also established the Marilyn J. and Jacob S. Segal Scholarship at the college, which is presented annually to a female student who is a single parent.Born in Lynn and educated in the Lynn public schools, Segal attendedBoston College and subsequently received three degrees from BostonUniversity. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1961 and, priorto becoming associated with his current firm in 1970, he worked with thefederal Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., the Massachusetts Bureau of Corporations and Taxation (now the state Department of Revenue), and in the tax department of Coven & Suttenberg, a large regional accounting firm which subsequently merged with Ernst & Young.Segal also taught taxation at Bryant & Stratton Junior College in Boston, and at the Boston University Metropolitan College.An active member of the Rotary Club of Salem, which he has served as president, the attorney is also a recipient of Rotary’s prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship. Segal has been a board member of the Salem Chamber of Commerce, the North Shore Jewish Federation and the Jewish Rehabilitation Center, and has served on the board of trustees of Boston’s Museum of Science.