George C. Marshall was a soldier-statesman who served the United
States in times of war and peace as Chief of Staff of the Army, secretary of
state, and the third secretary of defense. (The position had previously been
known as secretary of war.) Having served as chief military advisor to U.S.
president Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marshall supervised the U.S. Army during World
War II (1939–1945). As secretary of state he gave his name to the Marshall Plan,
the primary plan of the United States for rebuil. . .
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