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George Catlett Marshall
General of the Army of the United States

Born in Pennsylvania on December 31, 1880, he served as Army Chief of Staff throughout World War II and later served as Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the American Red Cross.

He developed the "Marshall Plan" for the revitalization of post-war Europe.

He died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington on October 16, 1959 and was buried in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His mother in law, Elizabeth Pennington Coles, is buried with him as his first wife, Elizabeth Carter Coles Marshall (died in 1927) and his second wife, Katherine Tupper Brown Marshall (October 8, 1882-December 18, 1978.

GC Marshall PHOTO

Catherine Marshall PHOTO
Katherine Marshall

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George C. Marshall Gravesite
Gravesite photo courtesy of Ron Williams

Page Updated: 25 October 2000  Updated: 9 July 2001 Updated: 11 April 2003  Updated: 29 February 2004
Updated: 19 May 2004 Updated: 20 November 2005


GC Marshall - 1943 Man of the Year
Man of the Year, 1943

GC Marshall, 1947 Man of the Year
Man of the Year, 1947

GC Marshall

GC Marshall Gravesite PHOTO

GC Marshall Gravesite PHOTO
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004