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 Elbridge Atherton Colby

Elbridge Atherton Colby

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 27 Dec 1982 (aged 91)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 59, Site 578
Memorial ID 6232 · View Source
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Author, United States Army Officer. Born in New York City, New York he was a career US Army officer, noted as an author of books on military history and an advocate of US military servicemen’s rights. A veteran of both World War I and World War II, he helped formulate the U.S. attitude towards air power as an instrument of total war. He wrote that a "belligerent will not wish to risk his planes and pilots, expend his gasoline, or waste his munitions, on any objectives except those of military importance". He was also the head of the George Washington University Journalism Department, (1948-58). He retired as a Colonel and died at the age 91 in Washington, D.C. His son William Colby, was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1973-76).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6232
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elbridge Atherton Colby (4 Oct 1891–27 Dec 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6232, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .