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army officer

John Hutchison Hester, American army officer. Member Alpha Tau Omega.


Hester, John Hutchison was born on September 11, 1886 in Albany, Georgia, United States. Son of John Temple and Lily Dale (Hutchison) Hester.


Student of University of Georgia, 1903-1904. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1904-1908. Attended Field Officers Course, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1920-1921, Command and General staff schedul, 1921-1923, Army War College, 1926-1927.

S. Leila Richardson, March 30, 1910.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1908, and rose through grades to brigadier general, 1940, major general, February 1942. Executive for reserve affairs to chief of staff, Washington, District of Columbia, 1940-1941. Commanding general, Camp Wheeler, Georgia, 1941.

Commanding 43d Infantry Division, 1941-1943. Commanding general Tank Destroyer Center, Camp Hood, Texas, 1943-1944, Camp Croft, South Carolina. from 1944.


Member Alpha Tau Omega.


Children: Henry Richardson, John Hutchison.

John Temple Hester

Lily Dale (Hutchison) Hester

John Hutchison Hester

Henry Richardson Hester