Proudly Honoring the Example of General George C. Marshall

On March 11, 2015, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) sent a letter to Dr. John B. Sheldon, Executive Director of the George C. Marshall Institute, asking how it is that our Institute is named after General George C. Marshall (1880-1959). Senator Whitehouse asked whether we had permission from the Marshall family to use the name of their illustrious ancestor, and whether the Institute has any formal association with the family.

Dr. Sheldon replied to Senator Whitehouse on April 5, 2015, answering the Senator’s questions, and stated that, “all of us can learn from and honor the legacy of General Marshall regardless of our views on particular policy issues or political affiliation. The example of General Marshall should transcend whatever else might divide us as Americans.” [Full correspondence available as a PDF below]

We are certain that Senator Whitehouse agrees with our sentiment, and we at the George C. Marshall Institute will continue to honor the memory and virtues of General Marshall in all that we do.

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