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Memorandum for General Arnold, General Handy, General Hull
November 28, 1944 [Washington, D.C.]
Subject: Governor Sewall of Maine.
The Secretary of War brought to my attention the desire of Governor Sewall of Maine to render some service either in or out of uniform in connection with the war, at the expiration of his present term as Governor—which I assume will be the first of the year. He was a World War pilot and I am told is a very fine character; age about 40 (the Secretary of War said he was a young man either of 40 or in the 40s!).
Please have him in mind when some vacancy develops for a man of his stature.1
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. Sumner Sewall, a former ace in the First Pursuit Group, had been governor of Maine since 1941; he was forty-seven at the time of Marshall’s memorandum. Associated with the airline industry for many years, Sewall became president of American Export Airlines on May 3, 1945.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 4, “Aggressive and Determined Leadership,” June 1, 1943-December 31, 1944 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), pp. 678-679.