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John Otho Marsh, Jr.
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14th United States Secretary of the Army
In office
January 30, 1981 – August 14, 1989
President Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Percy Pierre (Acting)
Succeeded by Michael P. W. Stone
Counselor to the President
In office
August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
Serving with Robert Hartmann, Rogers Morton
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Anne Armstrong
Dean Burch
Kenneth Rush
Succeeded by Edwin Meese (1981)
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs
In office
April 17, 1973 – February 15, 1974
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Rady A. Johnson
Succeeded by John M. Maury
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1971
Preceded by Burr Harrison
Succeeded by Kenneth Robinson
Personal details
Born (1926-08-07)August 7, 1926
Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
Died February 4, 2019(2019-02-04) (aged 92)
Raphine, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic (Before 1980s)
Republican (1980s–2019)
Education Washington and Lee University (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1944–1947 (Active)
1947–1951 (Reserve)
1951–1976 (Guard)
Rank US-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel
Unit United States Army Reserve
Army National Guard
Battles/wars Allied-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. 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.

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

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