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James Benjamin Lampert

James Benjamin Lampert, American university administrator, retired army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Army Commendation medal; Order Rising Sun 1st class (Japan). Registered profile engineer, District of Columbia.


  • Lampert, James Benjamin was born on April 16, 1914 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of James Gillespie Blaine and Sarah Katharine (Barr) Lampert.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1936. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1939. Graduated from Army Engineer School, 1940, National War College, 1958.


    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1936, advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, 1966. Served S. and S.W. Pacific, 1942-1945. Executive officer Manhattan Project, 1946-1947.

      Army engineer-in-charge Arkansas-White-Red River Basin study project, Tulsa, 1950-1952. Officer-in-charge Joint Army-Atomic Energy Commission Nuclear Power Program, 1952-1957. Deputy chief United States Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam, 1958-1960.

      Director military construction Office Chief Army Engineers, 1961-1963. Superintendent United States Military Academy, 1963-1966. Deputy assistant secretary defense (manpower), 1966-1969.

      United States high commissioner Ryukyu Islands, commanding general United States Army, Ryukyu Islands, 1969-1972. Retired, 1972; vice president resource development Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1972-1978, director Fairchild Camera & Instrument Corporation.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers. Member Association United States Army, Retired Officers Association, Council Foreign Relations, Association Graduates United States Military Academy (president 1978).


    • Married Margery Frances Mitchell, June 26, 1937. Children: James B., Richard B., Hester A. (Mistress.
    • father: James Gillespie Blaine Lampert
    • mother: Sarah Katharine (Barr) Lampert
    • spouse: Margery Frances Mitchell
    • children: James B. Lampert
    • Richard B. Lampert
    • Hester A. (Mrs Lampert
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    Born April 16, 1914
    Died July 10, 1978
    (aged 64)