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About George Marshall
George Marshall Jr. had risen through the ranks to make a name for himself in the United States Army prior to entering politics. As a low-ranked officer, he served in the Philippine-American War.
He was appointed the US Special Envoy to China in 1945 to handle negotiations to diffuse the Chinese Civil War. He also became the US Secretary of State and then the Secretary of Defense.
He was born to Laura Bradford and George Catlett Marshall Sr. He had two elder siblings. He was married to Elizabeth Carter Coles from 1902 until her death in 1927. He later married Katherine Boyce Tupper in 1930.
Marshall was decorated with military medals such as the Distinguished Service Medal and National Defense Service Medals. For his formulation of the Marshall Plan to “heal” post-war Europe, he received a Nobel Peace Prize.
He died aged 78 on 16 October 1959.
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George Marshall's Popularity
George Marshall was a famous American general and politician, 50th United States Secretary of State, who was born on December 31, 1880. As a person born on this date, George Marshall is listed in our database as the 30th most popular celebrity for the day (December 31) and the 4th most popular for the year (1880).
People born on December 31 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. George Marshall is the 649th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to George Marshall's birthday, George Marshall is the 6696th most famous American.
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