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 Dorothy <I>Watkins</I> James

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Dorothy Watkins James

  • Birth 27 Jun 1921 Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 2 May 2000 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 2, Grave 4968-B LH
  • Memorial ID 7546886

She was the wife of General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr., the first African-American in the U.S. to attain the rank of four star general (USAF) . Mrs. James helped her husband overcome racism in the military and reach once unattainable heights. She took piano lessons from the daughter of Booker T. Washington (Mrs. Portia Marshall Washington-Pittman) at the Tuskegee Institute . According to her son, Lieutenant General Daniel James III, she taught her children the value of education, preparation and persistence .


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  • Created by: Deleon Todd
  • Added: 7 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7546886
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Watkins James (27 Jun 1921–2 May 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7546886, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Deleon Todd (contributor 46567870) .