Richardson, James O. (James Otto), 1878-1974

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James Otto Richardson was born in 1878. The U.S. Fleet Commander at the beginning of World War II, Richardson had told Franklin Delano Roosevelt that it was dangerous to move the Fleet from California to Hawaii in 1940. However, Roosevelt did not heed Richardson's advice, and this along with other differences between the two led Richardson's relief from command in 1941. He retired in October 1942. However from June 1944 to April 1945 he headed a joint task force that studied the possibility of unifying the Armed Forces. Richardson closed all active duty activities in March 1946. He died in 1974.

From the description of Signature, July 20, 1945. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46325843

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referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Special Film Reports. 1944 - 1945. STAFF FILM REPORT
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [DEC. 1]
referencedIn George C. Dyer Papers, 1898-1988, (bulk 1935-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Dyer, George C. (George Carroll), 1898-1987. Papers of George C. Dyer, 1898-1988 (bulk 1935-1959). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stephenson, Clyde, 1920-. Oral history interview with Clyde Stephenson, [sound recording], 2008. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn "March of Time" Collection. 1934 - 1951. March of Time Documentary/Newsreel Films Relating to U.S. History, Government, Politics, Culture, and International Affairs. 1935 - 1953. THUMBS UP, TEXAS! United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [NOV. 24]
creatorOf Richardson, James O. (James Otto), 1878-1974. Signature, July 20, 1945. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Dyer, George C. (George Carroll), 1898-1987. Papers, 1898-1988 (bulk 1935-1959). Library of Congress
referencedIn Kimmel, Husband Edward, 1882-1968. Papers of Husband Edward Kimmel, 1954-1955. Library of Congress
referencedIn Columbia Pictures Corporation Collection. 1938 - 1941. Motion Picture Films. 1938 - 1941. OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE
referencedIn James J. Robinson papers, Robinson (James J.) papers, (bulk 1945-1950), 1930-1977 John Hay Library, Special Collections
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Birth 1878-09-18

Death 1974-05-02

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