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John O. Marsh Jr.

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John O. Marsh Jr.
14th United States Secretary of the Army
In office
January 30, 1981 – August 14, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded byPercy Pierre (Acting)
Succeeded byMichael P. W. Stone
Counselor to the President
In office
August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byAnne Armstrong
Dean Burch
Kenneth Rush
Succeeded byEdwin Meese (1981)
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs
In office
April 17, 1973 – February 15, 1974
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byRady A. Johnson
Succeeded byJohn M. Maury
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byBurr Harrison
Succeeded byKenneth Robinson
Personal details
Born(1926-08-07)August 7, 1926
Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
DiedFebruary 4, 2019(2019-02-04) (aged 92)
Raphine, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (Before 1980s)
Republican (1980s–2019)
EducationWashington and Lee University (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1944–1947 (Active)
1947–1951 (Reserve)
1951–1976 (Guard)
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
UnitUnited States Army Reserve
Army National Guard
Battles/warsAllied-occupied Germany
Vietnam War

John Otho Marsh Jr. (August 7, 1926 – February 4, 2019) was an American politician and a Professor at George Mason University School of Law.[1][2][3] He served as the United States Secretary of the Army from 1981 to 1989, and as United States House of Representatives from Virginia from 1963 to 1971.[1][4]

Marsh, Jr. died on February 4, 2019 from congestive heart failure in Raphine, Virginia, aged 92.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "George Mason Law biography". Archived from the original on 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
  2. "Forbes profile". Archived from the original on 2011-04-13. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  4. Richard Halloran, 'Washington Talk - Working Profile: Army Secretary John O. Marsh Jr.; Military Leader Wins High Ground, Quietly', in The New York Times, January 03, 1989 [1]
  5. "John O. Marsh Jr., Ex-Army Chief and Presidents' Adviser, Dies at 92". The New York Times. February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2019.