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John Edwin Hull
Birth: May 26, 1895
Greenfield
Highland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1975

US Army General. A veteran of World Wars I and II, he rose in rank to become Commander-in-Chief of the Far East Command at Tokyo, Japan from 1955 until 1955. Prior to the US entry into World War I in April 1917, he was a pre-medical student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In October 1917 he joined the US army and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant two months later and assigned to the 58th Infantry in France and saw combat action there. Following the end of World War I, he remained in France until 1923 when returned to the US. From 1923 through 1938 he served as a student and/or instructor at various US Army schools, including Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas , and the US Army War College in Washington DC. From 1938 until 1941 he taught Military Science at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin and at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In November 1941 he was assigned to Headquarters US Army, Washington DC, in the War Plans Division, promoted to the rank of brigadier general, and the following July he became Chief of Theater Group, Operations Division. In October 1944 he was promoted to the rank of major general and became the Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations Division, in the US Army War Department General Staff. Following his promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, he worked as the Director of Plans and Operations for the US Army War Department General Staff. In July 1946 he was assigned to Fort Shafter, Hawaii as the Commanding General, US Army Forces, Middle Pacific, until February 1949 when he was reassigned to Washington DC as the Director of Weapons Systems Evaluation Group for the Secretary of Defense. In January 1951 he became the 1st Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration with Headquarters US Army until the following August when he was promoted to the rank of general and assigned as the 3rd Vice Chief of Staff at Headquarters US Army. In 1953 he became Commander-in-Chief of the Far East Command, serving simultaneously as Commander-in-Chief of the United nations Command, and retired in that position in May 1955 with 38 years of continuous military service. Among his military decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the World War I Victory Medal with four service stars, the American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Korean Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal. His foreign decorations include the Brazilian Order of Military Merit (Grand Officer), the Republic of China Order of the Cloud and Banner (Grand Cordon), the Most Excellent order of the British Empire (Commander), the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, the Philippine Legion of Honor (Commander), the Peruvian Military order of Ayacucho (Commander), the United Nations Service Medal for Korea, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Medal and Korean War Service Medal. In June 1954 he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He died at the age of 80. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Milton Hull (1853 - 1935)
  Mary Ann Mealey Hull (1856 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucile Davis Hull (1896 - 1975)
 
 Siblings:
  Hugh Boden Hull (1880 - 1969)*
  James Robins Hull (1881 - 1951)*
  Hazel L. Hull Jury (1885 - 1974)*
  Miriam Hull Anderson (1890 - 1980)*
  Ralph Worley Hull (1892 - 1959)*
  John Edwin Hull (1895 - 1975)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 7, Site 8197-B
 
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Originally Created by: Dan Silva
Record added: Apr 06, 2010
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John Edwin Hull
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John Edwin Hull
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John Edwin Hull
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