Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942

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John Archer Lejeune (/ləˈʒɜːrn/; January 10, 1867 – November 20, 1942) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Lejeune had nearly 40 years service in the Marine Corps including commanding the U.S. Army's 2nd Division during World War I. After his retirement from the Corps, he was the superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute.

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was named in his honor during World War II. Lejeune is often referred to in the present day as being the "greatest of all Leathernecks" and the "Marine's Marine.

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creatorOf John Archer Lejeune Papers, 1815-1950, (bulk 1900-1942) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. MAJOR GENERAL JOHN ARCHER LEJEUNE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Leith, Fred. Papers, 1905-1919. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942. John Archer Lejeune papers, 1815-1950 (bulk 1900-1942). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942. John A. Lejeune papers, undated. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Frederick Hale Papers, 1917-1940 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn James Orin Murfin papers, 1896-1940 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. ANNUAL MATCHES OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff. 1903 - 2009. Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Military Personnel, Defense Department and Other Government Officials, Royalty, and Heads of State. 1964-1974. National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974,. Letter, Lexington, Va., John Archer Lejeune to Funk and Wagnalls, New York [manuscript] 1933 Oct. 13. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Josephus Daniels Papers, 1829-1948, (bulk 1913-1921) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. THE SECOND DIVISION [WORLD WAR I] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. CEREMONIES ATTENDING THE BURIAL OF AN UNKNOWN. .. SOLDIER National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942. John A. Lejeune papers, 1815-1955 (bulk 1918-1919). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. Papers of Josephus Daniels, 1806-1948 (bulk 1913-1921). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Army War College (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Ausland, John E. person
correspondedWith Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937 person
correspondedWith Barnett, George Ernest, 1873-1938 person
correspondedWith Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971 person
correspondedWith Butler, Smedley D. (Smedley Darlington), 1881-1940 person
associatedWith Cincinnati (Cruiser) corporateBody
correspondedWith Craige, John Houston person
correspondedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 person
correspondedWith Dorrance, Gordon, 1890-1957 person
correspondedWith Elliott, George F. person
associatedWith Hale, Frederick, 1874-1963 person
correspondedWith Harbord, James G. (James Guthrie), 1866-1947 person
correspondedWith Keyser, R. S. person
correspondedWith Kilbourne, Charles Evans, 1872-1963 person
correspondedWith Lane, Rufus Herman, 1870-1948 person
associatedWith Leith, Fred. person
correspondedWith Lejeune, Augustine, 1860-1935 person
associatedWith Lejeune, Augustine, d. 1931 person
correspondedWith Long, Charles Grant, 1869-1943 person
associatedWith Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College corporateBody
associatedWith Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Meyer, George person
associatedWith Murfin, James Orin, 1875-1940 person
correspondedWith Oliver, Robert Shaw, 1817-1935 person
correspondedWith Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
correspondedWith Russell, John Henry, 1872-1947 person
correspondedWith Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955 person
correspondedWith Trammell, Park, 1876-1936 person
correspondedWith Trout, Hugh Henry, 1878-1950 person
associatedWith United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. corporateBody
memberOf United States. Marine Corps corporateBody
associatedWith United States Naval Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandalia (Screw sloop) corporateBody
associatedWith Vandalia (Ship) corporateBody
correspondedWith Vinson, Carl, 1883-1981 person
associatedWith Virginia Military Institute. corporateBody
correspondedWith Waller, Littleton W. T., 1886-1967 person
correspondedWith Wotherspoon, William Wallace, 1850- person
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Louisiana LA US
Baltimore MD US
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World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
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Superintendent
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Birth 1867-01-10

Death 1942-11-20

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