Cline Introduces Bill to Honor VMI Graduate George C. Marshall

February 6, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 5. H.Con.Res. 14 would re-name the George C. Marshall Museum and Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library. The facility is located on the campus of the Virginia Military Institute.

Marshall served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1939-1945, Secretary of State from 1947-1949, and Secretary of Defense from 1950-1951. He is largely credited with formulating the Allied victory in Europe and the subsequent Marshall Plan to rebuild the continent after World War II.

“George C. Marshall is known around the globe as the man who engineered the rebuilding of Europe after World War II,” Cline said. “In Virginia, we remember him as a war hero and a graduate of one of the country’s most storied military schools. Marshall and his contributions to world history are unparalleled. That is why I introduced this bill to honor his legacy for generations to come.”

Congressman Ben Cline became the 35th Congressman to represent the Sixth District of Virginia in 2019. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2002 to 2018. Cline lives in Rockbridge County with his wife and twin daughters.