Four-star general who commanded NATO forces in Europe and advised several U.S. presidents.
He received the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism in World War II.
He was the right-hand man of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and, as such, played an important backstage role in international negotiations.
He had two daughters with his wife of sixty-five years, Dorothy Anderson Goodpaster.
He participated as a representative of Eisenhower in talks with President Lyndon B. Johnson on the question of escalating military action in Vietnam.