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army officer , development executive

John D. McLaughlin, American Food manufacturing and home development executive, retired army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with 4 oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Air medal United States, Distinguished Service Medal Greece; recipient Silver Plate award International Food Service Manufacturers Association, 1973, Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1973.


McLaughlin, John D. was born on December 24, 1917 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of John and Lottie (Bruhns) McLaughlin.


Student, George Washington University. Graduate, Armed Forces Staff College, 1956. Graduate, National War College, 1959.

Graduate, Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Johnson and Wales College.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1942;advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, United States Armystaff assistant, Office Secretary of Defense, 1960-1961;Executive officer, Defense Supply Agency, 1961-1963;assistant commandant, United States Army Question Manager School, 1963-1965;chief of staff, United States Army, VietNam, 1965-1966;director supply, United States Army General Staff, 1966-1967;assistant chief of staff for logistics, Pacific Command (CINCPAC), 1967-1969;commanding general, Quartermaster Center, commandant United States Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia, 1969-1973;commander, United States Theater Army Support Command, Europe, 1973-1974;vice president, L.J. Minor Corporation, Cleveland, 1974-1979;president, L.J. Minor Corporation, 1979-1983;president, Piney Springs Development Corporationchairman, chief Executive officer, L.J. Minor Corporation, 1983-1987;president, L.J. Minor International, since 1987. Board directors Sovran Bank, Petersburg, Virginia. Chairman of the Board Food American Corporation, GGMAssoc., Inc., McLaughlin Associations, Inc.


Member executive council Richmond Boy Scouts American. Member advisory board Educational Institute of America Culinary Federation. Trustee Culinary Institute American.

President United States Culinary Team Foundation. President Question Manager Memorial Foundation With Army of the United States, 1934-1974. Member Quartermaster Association (president Washington chapter 1969-1970), Harvard Business School Alumni Association, American Culinary Federation, International Foodsvc.

Manufacturers Association, National Restaurant Association (Educational Foundation Diplomates award 1990), Gold and Silver Plate Award Society, American Academy Chefs (honorary life), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order World Wars, Honorable Order Golden Toque. Clubs: Kiwanis (board directors Petersburg chapter), Harvard of Virginia, Army-Navy.


Married Elizabeth Susan Stumper, July 11, 1946. Children: John D., William F., Susan C.

John McLaughlin

Lottie (Bruhns) McLaughlin

Elizabeth Susan Stumper

John D. McLaughlin

William F. McLaughlin

Susan C. McLaughlin