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James Hilliard Polk, Philippine consultant, military officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters; Commander Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre, France, Grand Cross, Germany.


Polk, James Hilliard was born on December 13, 1911 in Philippine Islands. Son of Harding and Esther (Fleming) Polk.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1933. Graduate, National War College, 1952.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1933, advanced through grades to general, 1967, Commander armored regiment in (Patton's 3rd Army), World War II, 1951, staff officer Korea, 1951, member Korea, 1957-1959, United States commandant in Berlin during Autobahn crisis, 1963, commanding general Frankfurt, Germany, 1964-1966, Heidleberg,, Europe, 1966-1971, retired, 1971. Consultant industry and research agencies including Army Materiel Command System Analysis Agency.


President Army Emergency Relief Society, 1971-1992. Member Society Cincinnati, Order Carabao, Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, Army War College Alumni Association, United States Horse Cavalry Association (president 1977), Chevey Chase (Maryland) Club, Army-Navy Club (Washington).


Married Josephine Leavell, November 7, 1936. Children: Josephine W. Polk Schwartz, Junior, James Hilliard III.

Harding Polk

Esther (Fleming) Polk

Josephine Leavell

Josephine W. Polk Schwartz Polk

Junior Polk

James Hilliard III Polk