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To William M. Tuck1
June 5, 1946 Nanking, China
My dear Governor:
I am highly honored by the action of the General Assembly of Virginia, and the offer of appointment to the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Military Institute. Needless to say, I am more than glad to accept this honor, although my return to the United States (and the possibility of any active participation in the duties of the Board) is a matter for conjecture only.
I, too, recall very pleasantly our meeting at the Governors’ Conference in 1943, and hope it will prove to be the first of many.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Tuck had taken office as governor of Virginia in January 1946. He wrote that the 1946 session of the General Assembly had passed an act increasing the membership of the Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors from twelve to thirteen. The bill “was passed with the understanding that this appointment would be offered to you.” The term of the appointment was four years. (Tuck to Marshall, May 16, 1946, GCMRL/G. C. Marshall Papers [Pentagon Office, General].)
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. 5, “The Finest Soldier,” January 1, 1945-January 7, 1947 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003), p. 576.