George Marshall


George Catlett Marshall
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Personal details
BornTemplate:Birth date
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 16, 1959(1959-10-16) (aged 78)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Katherine Boyce Tupper
Elizabeth Carter Cole
Alma materVirginia Military Institute
ProfessionSoldier
Statesman
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal (2)
Silver Star
Nobel Peace Prize
SignatureGeorge Marshall's signature
Military service
AllegianceUSAborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge USA United States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1902–1945 also through to 1959 (General of the Army regulations)
Rank35px General of the Army
Commands35pxChief of Staff of the United States Army
Battles/warsPhilippine–American War
World War I World War II

George Catlett Marshall (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) was an American military leader. He was Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense. Marshall served as the United States Army Chief of Staff during World War II. As Secretary of State, his name was given to the Marshall Plan. For this plan, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.[1]

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