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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.

Background

  • 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.

    Career

    • 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.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    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).

    Connections

    • 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)
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