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John J. Pershing

AKA John Joseph Pershing

Born: 13-Sep-1860
Birthplace: Laclede, MO
Died: 15-Jul-1948
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: General of the Armies of the United States

Military service: US Army (1886-1924)

Father: John Fletcher Pershing
Mother: Ann Elizabeth Thompson
Sister: May
Sister: Elizabeth
Sister: Margaret
Brother: Ward
Brother: James
Wife: Helen Frances Warren (m. 26-Jan-1905, d. 1915, house fire, 4 children)
Daughter: Helen Elizabeth Pershing (b. Sep-1906, d. 1915, house fire)
Daughter: Ann O. Pershing (b. 24-Mar-1908, d. 1915, house fire)
Son: Francis Warren Pershing (b. 24-Jun-1909)
Daughter: Mary Margaret Pershing (b. 20-May-1912, d. 1915, house fire)

    University: BA, Kirksville Normal School, Kirksville, MO (1880)
    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1886)
    Teacher: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1891-95)
    Law School: LLB, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1893)

    US Army Chief of Staff (1921-24)
    Alfalfa Club 1921
    Ticker-Tape Parade 8-Sep-1919
    Distinguished Service Cross
    Army Distinguished Service Medal 13-Sep-1940
    French Legion of Honor
    Silver Star
    Pulitzer Prize for History 1932 for My Experiences in the World War
    Lain in state at the Capitol Rotunda
    French Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Malaria

Author of books:
My Experiences in the World War (1931, memoir)


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