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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 31 December 1880Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 16 October 1959Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameGeorge Catlett Marshall

Mini Bio (1)

George C. Marshall was born on December 31, 1880 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA as George Catlett Marshall. He was married to Katherine Brown and Elizabeth Carter Coles. He died on October 16, 1959 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

Spouse (2)

Katherine Brown (12 October 1929 - 16 October 1959) (his death)
Elizabeth Carter Coles (11 February 1902 - 15 September 1927) (her death)

Trivia (9)

Army officer and diplomat.
US Army Chief of Staff during WWII.
US Secretary of State, January 1947 to January 1949.
US Secretary of Defense, September 1950 to September 1951.
The post-WWII Marshall Plan is named for him.
Recipient of Nobel Prize for Peace, 1953.
Pictured on the 20¢ US postage stamp in the original Prominent Americans series, issued 24 October 1967.
Named "Time" magazine's Man of the Year for 1947.
Pictured on a 32¢ US postage stamp, issued 4 June 1997, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan.

Personal Quotes (9)

It is not enough to fight. It is the spirit which we bring to the fight that decides the issue. It is morale that wins the victory.
The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.
Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.
The one great element in continuing the success of an offensive is maintaining the momentum.
We have walked blindly, ignoring the lessons of the past, with, in our century, the tragic consequences of two world wars and the Korean struggle as a result.
If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
I was very careful to send Mr. Roosevelt every few days a statement of our casualties. I tried to keep before him all the time the casualty results because you get hardened to these things and you have to be very careful to keep them always in the forefront of your mind.
Don't fight the problem, decide it.
When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.

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