Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another Old Home

I am adding another home to my growing list of famous homes visited. The home of George Catlett Marshall located in Leesburg, VA is a beautiful home.

I didn't know much about Marshall, not really the era in history I focus my studies on, so I turned to my good friend Wikipedia to help me learn a little bit about him.

George Catlett Marshall (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) 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. As Secretary of State, his name was given to the Marshall Plan, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.

A bright, cheery home on a cold winter day. Seems like a good man and one worth learning more about. I'll have to get my history books out again.

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