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Harry S. Truman and George C. Marshall

Harry S. Truman and George C. Marshall | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
President Harry S. Truman and Secretary of State George C. Marshall.  After World War II President Truman appointed Marshall as his special emissary to China. In 1947 he summoned the general home and appointed him Secretary of State. Marshall retired in 1949, but returned to public service in 1950 to become Secretary of Defense during the Korean War. Despite his military career, his creation of the Marshall Plan for the economic recovery of Europe, and his Nobel Peace Prize (in 1953)Marshall was bitterly attacked by the right-wing for the fall of China and his protection of Communists such as Alger Hiss and Owen Lattimore in the State Department. In 1951 Joseph R. McCarthy made this theme the subject of his book, "Retreat from Victory, the Story of George C. Marshall."
DESCRIPTION
President Harry S. Truman and Secretary of State George C. Marshall. After World War II President Truman appointed Marshall as his special emissary to China. In 1947 he summoned the general home and appointed him Secretary of State. Marshall retired in 1949, but returned to public service in 1950 to become Secretary of Defense during the Korean War. Despite his military career, his creation of the Marshall Plan for the economic recovery of Europe, and his Nobel Peace Prize (in 1953)Marshall was bitterly attacked by the right-wing for the fall of China and his protection of Communists such as Alger Hiss and Owen Lattimore in the State Department. In 1951 Joseph R. McCarthy made this theme the subject of his book, "Retreat from Victory, the Story of George C. Marshall."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:8277
Creation Date: 1947
Creator Name:Harris and Ewing
City:Washington
County:
State:District of Columbia
Collection Name:Name File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:NF Truman, Harry S.
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Eyeglasses
Neckties
Suits (Clothing)
Indoor photography
Men
Portrait photography
Presidents
Public officers

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