PEACE - George C. Marshall - 1953 - Vancouver, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 45° 37.645 W 122° 39.443
10T E 526707 N 5052709
Quick Description: Historic marker giving history of home and its most famous occupant, General George C. Marshall, who when on later in life to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2013 8:26:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ87R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 14

Long Description:

Text of marker:

The Marshall House

As part of a national reorganization, the U.S. Army returned the headquarters of the Department of the Columbia from Portland, Oregon to Fort Vancouver in 1878.  As a result, the Army funded construction of several new buildings on Officers Row, including this 1886 Queen Anne style home for the Department Commander.

The most famous command to live in this residence, Brigadier General George C. Marshall, lived here with his wife, Katherine T. Marshall, from 1936 to 1938 while he was in command of the Third Division's Fifth Brigade and directed the region's Civilian Conservation Corps camps.

 General Marshal, seen here at Vancouver Barracks in 1937 went on to serve as Army Chief of Staff during World War II, then as Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State.  He also served as the head of the American Red Cross.  He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his efforts to reconstruct postwar Europe under the Marshall Plan.

Field of Accomplishment: Peace

Year of Award: 1953

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Secondary Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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