Richards, George J. (George Jacob), 1891-1984

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George J. Richards was a United States (U.S.) Army officer. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in 1915 and was appointed to the Corps of Engineers. Through the 1930's he was involved with troop duty, school assignments, river improvement work, budget and legislative planning and various engineering assignments. In 1941 Richards took over the Budget and Legislative Planning Branch of the General Staff, and from 1943-1947 he became the first Chief of the Budget Division and Budget Officer of the War Department. In 1948 he became the first Army Comptroller. He was named to a special committee with General McNarney and Vice Admiral Carney. On completion of that duty in February 1949, General Richards became Inspector General of the European Command. He went to Paris as Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group, France (MAAG, France) in 1950 and retired as a major general in 1953.

From the description of George J. Richards photograph collection. 1915-1965. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 49223409

George J. Richards was a United States (U.S.) Army officer. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in 1915 and was appointed to the Corps of Engineers. Through the 1930's he was involved with troop duty, school assignments, river improvement work, budget and legislative planning and various engineering assignments. In 1941 Richards took over the Budget and Legislative Planning Branch of the General Staff, and from 1943-1947 he became the first Chief of the Budget Division and Budget Officer of the War Dept. In 1948 he became the first Army Comptroller. He was named to a special committee with General McNarney and Vice Admiral Carney. On completion of that duty in February 1949, General Richards became Inspector General of the European Command. He went to Paris as Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group, France (MAAG, France) in 1950 and retired as a major general in 1953.

From the description of The George J. Richards papers, 1919-1947. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 49571446

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associatedWith Army War College (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith France. Armée corporateBody
associatedWith Naval War College (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Quartermaster Aerial Supply Company, 557th corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Army. General Staff. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Military Academy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Military Assistance Advisory Group, France corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of the Comptroller of the Army. corporateBody
associatedWith U.S. Army Command and General Staff College corporateBody
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France
United States
Africa, North
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Military ceremonies, honors, and salutes--Photographs
Mathematics--Study and teaching
Military engineering
Military maneuvers--Photographs
Korean War, 1950-1953--Equipment and supplies--Photographs
Airdrop--Photographs
Chemical warfare
Concrete plants--Photographs
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Birth 1891-04-12

Death 1984-10-01

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