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John Vessey

AKA John William Vessey, Jr.

Born: 29-Jun-1922
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Died: 18-Aug-2016
Location of death: North Oaks, MN
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff 1982-85

Military service: Minnesota National Guard (1939-41) ; US Army (1941-85)

Father: John W. Vessey, Sr.
Wife: Avis Claire Funk (m. 1945, d. 2015)
Son: John III
Son: David
Daughter: Sarah Vessey Krawczyk

    High School: Roosevelt High School
    University: BS Military Science, University of Maryland, Adelphi, MD (1963)
    University: MS Business Administration, George Washington University (1965)

    Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff 1982-85
    Alfalfa Club 1983
    Council on Foreign Relations
    George C. Marshall Foundation Council of Advisors
    John McCain 2008
    McCain 2000
    Distinguished Service Cross
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992
    Purple Heart
    Funeral: Ronald Reagan (2004)

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