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John Lathrop Throckmorton, American army officer. Member Society Colonial Wars, Army-Navy Club, Tampa Yacht Club.


Throckmorton, John Lathrop was born on February 28, 1913 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Russell Conwell and Ruth Amarette (Bullene) Throckmorton.


Graduate, Culver Military Academy, 1931. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1935. Graduate, National War College, 1954.


Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1935;advanced through grades to general, United States Army, 1969. Commander 5th Rgt. Combat Team, Korean War, 1950-1951. Commandant cadets United States Military Academy, 1956-1959.

Division commander 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1962-1964. Commanding general Third United States Army, 1967-1969. Commander in chief United States Strike Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, from 1969.


Member Society Colonial Wars, Army-Navy Club, Tampa Yacht Club.


Married Regina Theresa Higgins, October 16, 1937. Children: Thomas Bullene, Edward Russell, John Lathrop, David Kerwin.

Russell Conwell Throckmorton

Ruth Amarette (Bullene) Throckmorton

Regina Theresa Higgins

Thomas Bullene Throckmorton

Edward Russell Throckmorton

John Lathrop Throckmorton

David Kerwin Throckmorton