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.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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