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army officer

Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, 1920; Distinguished Service Cross February 1942; Oakleaf Cluster for Distinguished Service Medal, November 1942; received Congressional Medal of Honor, September 1945. Now Chairman of the Board Hom-Ond Food Stores; manager Alamo Stock Farm; vice president Acme Sash Window Balance Company. Served with 1st Cavalry, Texas, 1906-1908.

Background

Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew was born on August 23, 1883 in Walla Walla, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Major Robert Powell Page (United States Cavalry) and Josephine (Serrell) Wainwright.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1906.

Career

1 son, Jonathan Mayhew V. (officer United States Merchant Marine and United States Naval Reserve Force). Commissioned Second lieutenant cavalry, 1906. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, 1938.

Temporary rank of major general, 1940, lieut. general (temporary), March 19, 1942, promoted to general, September 1945.

Membership

Served with 1st Cavalry, Texas, 1906-1908.

Connections

Married Adele Howard Hollay, February 18, 1911.

father:
Major Robert Powell Page (United States Cavalry) Wainwright

mother:
Josephine (Serrell) Wainwright

spouse:
Adele Howard Hollay