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Military officer

James Francis Collins, American military officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air medal. Member Army-Navy Town Club, Army-Navy Country Club, Chevy Chase Country Club, Metropolitan Club (Washington).

Background

Collins, James Francis was born on September 2, 1905 in New York City. Son of Thomas William and Anna Cecilia (Flanagan) Collins.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1927. Graduate, National War College, 1947.

Career

Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1927;advanced through grades to general, United States Army, 1961;commanding general I Corps Artillery, United States Army, 1945-1946;faculty member, director department personnel Command and General staff schedul, United States Army, 1947-1950;faculty Army War College, United States Army, 1950;executive to assistant secretary defense for manpower and personnel, United States Army, 1950-1951;commanding general United States Army, Alaska, United States Army, 1954;commanding general 71st Division, 1954-1955, 2d Infantry Division, 1956, United States Armydeputy chief staff personnel, United States Army, 1958-1960;commander in chief United States Army, Pacific, United States Army, 1961-1964, retired;president, American Red Cross, Washington, 1964-1970. Board directors American Security & Trust Company.

Membership

Member Army-Navy Town Club, Army-Navy Country Club, Chevy Chase Country Club, Metropolitan Club (Washington).

Connections

Married Marian McLaughlin, June 7, 1932. 1 child, Patricia M. Collins Bowman.

father:
Thomas William Collins

mother:
Anna Cecilia (Flanagan) Collins

spouse:
Marian McLaughlin

child:
Patricia M. Collins Bowman Collins