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John Edwin Hull, American army officer. Member American Legion Veterans Wars, Phi Delta Theta.; Mason, Elk.


Hull, John Edwin was born on May 26, 1895 in Greenfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Jospeh Milton and Mary Ann (Mealey) Hull.


Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1917. Doctor of Laws (honorary), 1954. Graduate Company officers course, Infantry School, 1924, advanced course, 1932, Command and General staff schedul, 1936, Army War College, 1938.

D. Military Science, Pennsylvania Military College, 1953.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, infantry, United States Army, August 15, 1917, advanced through grades to general. Permanent brigadier general, October 1945, permanent major general, January 24, 1948, with date rank from July 7, 1942. Chief Theatre Group, Operations Division, General Staff, 1942-1944.

Assistant chief staff Operations div., 1944-1946, Plans and Operations Division, 1946. Commanding general Army Forces, Pacific and Hawaiian Department, 1946-1948, also commander Joint Task Force 7, (first atomic weapons test, Eniwetok), October 1947-June 48. Commanding general United States Army Pacific, 1948-1949.

Director Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, Office Secretary Defense, Washington, 1949-1951. Deputy chief staff for operations and administration, A.U.S., Washington, January-August 1951, vice chief of staff, 1951-1953. Commander in chief United Nations Forces Far East, also commander in chief Far East Command, commanding general Army Forces Far East, and governor Kyukyu Islands, 1953-1955.

Retired, 1955. Elected president Manufacturing Chemists Association, 1955.


Member American Legion Veterans Wars, Phi Delta Theta. Mason, Elk.; Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington).


Married Sara Lucile Davis, August 21, 1919.

Jospeh Milton Hull

Mary Ann (Mealey) Hull

Sara Lucile Davis