US 1967 George Catlett Marshall (1880-1959) 20c. Scott. 1289a

US 1967 George Catlett Marshall (1880-1959) 20c. Scott. 1289a

Series: Prominent Americans Definitives

Stamp details: George Catlett Marshall Jr. (1880-1959)

Issued date: 24-10-1967 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 20c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1289a
Michel (Germany): 935y
Yvert et Tellier (France): 822(B)

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 22mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Deep olive
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10
Paper: Tagged

Themes: Famous People, Statesman, Military Officer, Nobel Laureate

Description:- George Catlett Marshall Jr. (1880-1959) was an American army officer and statesman. He rose through the United States Army to become Chief of Staff of the US Army under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, then served as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense under Truman.[4] Winston Churchill lauded Marshall as the "organizer of victory" for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II. After the war, he spent a frustrating year trying and failing to avoid the impending Chinese Civil War. As Secretary of State, Marshall advocated a U.S. economic and political commitment to post-war European recovery, including the Marshall Plan that bore his name. In recognition of this work, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.