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George C. Marshall
|34th President of the United States|
March 4, 1945 – February 16, 1953
|Vice President||Harry S. Truman|
|Preceded by||Henry A. Wallace|
|Succeeded by||Earl Warren|
|Born|| George Catlett Marshall|
December 31, 1880
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died|| October 16, 1959 (aged 78)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1902–1945, 1953–1959|
|Rank||General of the Army|
|Battles/wars|| World War I|
World War II
|Awards|| Distinguished Service Medal (x2) |
Medal of Honor (posthumously; 1965)
George Catlett Marshall (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) was an American statesman and soldier who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1945 to 1953. He served as the commander of the U.S. Army Forces Midwest and oversaw an American victory over the Confederate States.
Marshall's presidency is marked by the Marshall Plan, an extensive plan that involved reintegrating the Confederate States and Canada into the United States, as well as making peace with the defeated Axis Powers.
George Marshall is widely held as one of America's greatest presidents due to his accomplishments in office.