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George Marshall

Military Leader George Marshall

Profession: Military Leader

United States of America

Biography: He served as U.S. Army chief of staff, secretary of state and secretary of defense. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for a plan aimed called "Marshall Plan" at the economic recovery of Western Europe after World War II.

Born: December 31, 1880
Birthplace: Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: October 16, 1959 (aged 78)

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Married Life

  • 1902-02-11 US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1929-10-12 US military leader George Marshall (48) weds Katherine Tupper

Historical Events

  • 1939-09-01 General George Marshall sworn in as the United States Army Chief of Staff
  • 1943-05-29 Conference at of Algiers between Winston Churchill, George Marshall and General Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1945-11-27 General George Marshall named special US envoy to China
  • 1947-01-08 General George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State
  • 1947-06-05 US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Western Europe
  • 1948-01-07 US President Harry Truman raises taxes for the Marshall Plan to assist in rebuilding Europe after WWII
  • 1950-09-21 George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of the United States
  • 1953-10-30 Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize

Quotes by George Marshall

  • "The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it."

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