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George Marshall

1880- 1959

American General

A graduate of West Point's class of 1901, George Marshall rose rapidly through the hierarchy of the army elite. In 1938, he became chief of the War Plans Division and in the spring of 1939, Marshall was appointed Army Chief of Staff.

Marshall was involved in all aspects of war planning and participated in all of the war conferences. He worked closely with President Franklin Roosevelt and there was reportedly great mutual respect between them. Marshall went on to become Secretary of State under Truman. As Secretary, he was acclaimed for his "Marshall Plan" to aid Western Europe in its recovery from World War II.

Bibliography:

Cray, Ed. General of the Army : George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman. 1991. Touchstone Books.

Pogue, Forrest. Marshall, Education of a General . New York: Viking Press. 1964.

Pogue, Forrest. Marshall, Ordeal and Hope New York: Viking Press. 1964.

Pogue, Forrest. Marshall, Organizer of Victory . New York. Viking Press. 1964.

Pogue, Forrest C. George C. Marshall : Statesman, 1945-1959 . 1987. Viking Press.