1953 — George Marshall, Secretary of State:
Formerly head of the U. S. army during World War II, Marshall proposed and put into practice the Marshall Plan, the main program of U. S. economic and financial aid rebuilding war torn Europe after World War II. This became a model for other foreign aid plans and is admired for its unselfishness.
“If man does find the solution for world peace, it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.”
Photo: Courtesy of and Copyright © The Nobel Foundation
[Requires Acrobat Reader, available free here.]