Accession number: 1995.66
General George Catlett Marshall (1880–1959) served as U.S. Army chief of staff during the entire war. He was Time magazine's "Man of the Year" for 1943 and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill called him the "organizer of victory." Marshall was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, but considered himself a Virginian. His family had come to the Northern Neck in the 1650s and lived there for generations. He attended Virginia Military Institute, lived at Fort Myer throughout the war, and retired to Dodona Manor near Leesburg. The George C. Marshall Foundation is in Lexington. The charcoal portrait by Samuel J. Woolf was published in The New York Times Sunday magazine, December 31, 1944.