Lt. Gen. James L. Richardson, Jr.
Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific

Lt. Gen. James L. Richardson, Jr.

     Lt. Gen. James Richardson was born on 12 June 1909 in Nebraska City, Nebraska A West Point graduate of 1930, he served in the Second World War and the Korean War. From 1962-1963 he was Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Chief of Staff, US Army Pacific.

     Richardson's other significant assignments were Assistant Division Commander for the 28th Infantry Division and Chief of Staff for the VII Corps in Germany; Commander of the 25th Infantry Division and US Army, Hawaii; Commander of Joint Task Force 116 in Thailand; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel at the Pentagon during which he established the Army Community Services Program. He retired in 1967 as the Commanding General of the Sixth Army at the Presidio in San Francisco.

     After retirement, Richardson worked for over ten years for H & R Block, representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and teaching tax preparation. He also established "Careers for Retired Military," an organization dedicated to finding civilian employment for former military personnel.

     Richardson's many awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with "V" device, and the Purple Heart. He died on 20 January 1987.


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