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George Catlett Marshall, Jr., the son of George Catlett Marshall, Sr. and Laura Emily Bradford Marshall was born in 1880 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
He was an American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense. Once noted as the "organizer of victory" by Winston Churchill for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II, Marshall served as the United States Army Chief of Staff during the war and as the chief military adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
His many commands included the Vancouver Barracks in Vancouver, Washington, from 1936–1938.
George married Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas in 1902. She died in 1927.
In 1930 George married Katherine Boyce Tupper, widow of Clifton Stevenson Brown.
George C. Marshall died at his home in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 16, 1959. He was 78 years old. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. His memorial has a biography, photos and links to those of family members. His biography at Wikipedia has links including information on the four-volume authorized biography by Forrest Pogue. 
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