Douglas MacArthur

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Douglas MacArthur
MacArthur in 1948
33rd President of the United States
In office
April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
Vice PresidentHenry A. Wallace
Preceded byCharles Lindbergh
Succeeded byHappy Chandler
United States Military Advisor to the Philippines
In office
1935 – 1941
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
13th Chief of Staff of the Army
In office
21 November 1930 – 1 October 1935
Preceded byCharles P. Summerall
Succeeded byMalin Craig
Commander of the Philippine Department
In office
1 October 1928 – 2 October 1930
Preceded byWilliam Lassiter
Succeeded byJohn L. Hines
16th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy
In office
1919 – 1922
Preceded bySamuel Escue Tillman
Succeeded byFred Winchester Sladen
Personal details
Born(1880-01-26)26 January 1880
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Died5 April 1964(1964-04-05) (aged 84)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting placeMacArthur Memorial
Political partyRepublican
  • Louise Cromwell Brooks (m. 1922; div. 1929)
  • Jean Faircloth (m. 1937)
  • Arthur MacArthur Jr. (father)
EducationUnited States Military Academy
SignatureCursive signature in ink
  • Dugout Doug
  • Big Chief
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1903–1945
RankGeneral of the Army (U.S. Army)

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American military leader who served as the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953, after having overthrown the presidency of Charles Lindbergh.