|James O. Richardson|
AKA James Otto Richardson
Birthplace: Paris, TX
Location of death: Bethesda, MD 
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Admiral
Military service: US Navy (1902-47)
Admiral James O. Richardson was placed in charge of Pearl Harbor in January 1940, during which time he made trouble for himself by complaining to President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- twice in person -- that the defenses there were insufficient to dissuade a Japanese attack. Rather than accede to the admiral's requests, FDR transferred Richardson stateside in January 1941.
 Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD.
Father: Oliver Perry Richardson
Father: J.J. Richardson (stepfather)
Mother: Hester Foster Wingo
Mother: Susan Neilson (stepmother)
Brother: Wilds Preston Richardson
Wife: May Fenet Richardson (b. 1886, dec. 1977)
University: US Naval Academy (1902)
Alfalfa Club 1927
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