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army officer

John William Leonard, American army officer.

Background

Leonard, John William was born on January 25, 1890 in Toledo, Ohio, United States. Son of Dennis William and Anastasia (Sheahan) Leonard.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1915. Graduate Field Artillery School, 1927, Command and General staff schedul, 1928. M.M.S., Pennsylvania Military College, 1931.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1915, and advanced through the grades to major general, 1942, assigned to 4th Armored Division, June 1942, commanded 9th Armored Division, 1942-1945. Commandant The Armored School, Fort Knox, Kentucky, July 1946. Military attache American Embassy, London, England., from July 1948.

Connections

Married Eileen O’Brien, April 5, 1918. Children: Eileen, Natalie, John William.

father:
Dennis William Leonard

mother:
Anastasia (Sheahan) Leonard

spouse:
Eileen O’Brien

children:
Eileen Leonard

Natalie Leonard

John William Leonard