Who is Douglas MacArthur?

  • (noun): United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II; he accepted the surrender of Japan (1880-1964).
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Douglas MacArthur

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army who was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr., the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the U.S. Army, and the only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army.

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Mac Arthur Monument (West Point)
73°57′32″W / 41.3924°N 73.9590°W / 41.3924 -73.9590 MacArthur Monument United States MacArthur monument at West Point For Douglas MacArthur Unveiled 1969 Location 41°23′33.89″N 73°57′31.61″W ... Designed by Walker Hancock, it was dedicated by MacArthur's widow Jean MacArthur in 1969 ... on the upper western corner of the Plain next to the north entrance to MacArthur Barracks, the monument consists of a statue of the general surrounded by angled ...
List Of United States Political Families (M) - The MacArthurs
... Arthur MacArthur, Sr ... Governor of Wisconsin (1856) Arthur MacArthur, Jr ... general, military governor of the Philippines 1900–1901 Douglas MacArthur, his son Chief of Staff of the United States Army (1930–1935), Pacific Theater Commander (1941–1945), Supreme Commander of ...
Douglas MacArthur - Bibliography
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Riley A. Bender - Electoral History
... Illinois Republican presidential primary, 1944 Douglas MacArthur - 550,354 (92.02%) Riley A ... Bender - 324,029 (96.90%) Douglas MacArthur - 6,672 (2.00%) Harold Stassen - 1,572 (0.47%) Thomas E ... Bender - 22,321 (1.75%) Douglas MacArthur - 7,504 (0.59%) Earl Warren - 2,841 (0.22%) Others - 1,229 (0.10%) ...
Douglas MacArthur II
... Douglas MacArthur II (July 5, 1909 – November 15, 1997) was an American diplomat ... MacArthur was the son of Captain Arthur MacArthur III and Mary McCalla MacArthur, and was named for his uncle, General Douglas MacArthur ... MacArthur worked with the French Resistance during World War II and was held as a prisoner of war for two years ...

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    Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.
    —Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964)

    Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
    —Norman Douglas (1868–1952)