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John R. Steelman Interview Details November 5, 1958
Summary of Topics Covered:
Dr. Steelman provides the background to Gen. Marshall’s appointment as Sec. of State to replace Sec. Byrnes. He states Truman’s regret of having to ask Gen. Marshall on several occasions to fill important positions knowing the General would accept responsibilities. He talks about Marshall’s patience with MacArthur, even though he agreed to his removal (Korean War). Steelman expresses his dismay on how Eisenhower turned his back on Marshall, the man who had made him.
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