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George Catlett Marshall, 1880—1959. American army officer and statesman, born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Commissioned in the Army (1902); served in World War I (1917—19); Aide-de-Camp to General Pershing (1919—24); served in China (1924—27). Chief of staff, United States Army (1939—45; retired); General of the Army (1944). Sent by President Truman to attempt to mediate in China's civil war (1945-1947). U.S. Secretary of State (1947-1949); originated European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan) in 1947; U.S. Secretary of Defense (1950-1951). Awarded Nobel peace prize (1953).

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