George C. Marshall Jr. biography
George C. Marshall Jr. was born on December 31, 1880, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1901 and married in 1902. After serving in World War I, Marshall served as the U.S. Army's chief of staff during World War II. From 1947 to 1948, he served as U.S. secretary of state. His European Recovery Program was called the Marshall Plan. In 1953, Marshall received the Nobel Peace Prize. He died in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1959.