ANC Website Top BANNER 2
James Gutherie Harbord
Lieutenant General, United States Army
Illinois State Flag
James Gutherie Harbord joined the Army as a Private in the 4th U.S. Infantry in 1889. He was commissioned in the 5th U.S. Cavalry in 1891 and served honorably in Cuba during the Spanish-American War in Cuba with the 10th U.S. Cavalry and with the 11th U.S. Cavalry in the Philippines during the Insurrection there and as Assistant Chief of the Philippine Constabulary from 1903 to 1909 and again from 1910 to 1913.

Harbord accompanied General John J. Pershing to France in World War I as Chief of Staff, American Expeditionary Forces. In May 1918, he took command the the U.S. Marine Corps Brigade in the 2nd Division and then the Division itself.

After the Armistice, he was named by President Woodrow Wilson as Chief of Military Mission to Armenia. He retired as a Major General, Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

After retirement, General Harbord was Chairman of the Board of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). In 1942, he was advanced to Lieutenant General on the retired list.

He died at Rye, New York, on August 20, 1947 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Webmaster: Michael Robert Patterson


HARBORD, EMMA OVENSHINE W/O JAMES G
DATE OF DEATH: 05/29/1937
DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/01/1937
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 1872-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF JG HARBORD - MAJ GEN US ARMY RET

HARBORD, JAMES G
LT GEN USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/21/1866
DATE OF DEATH: 08/20/1947
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/22/1947
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE A 1872
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

General Harbord, Circa World War I
 Photo Courtesy of The Great War Photo Archives
 

JG Harbord Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2002


Page Updated: 26 November 2000  Updated: 13 October 2002 Updated: 7 March 2003  Updated: 17 August 2003  Updated: 3 October 2004 
Updated: 17 October 2007
Distinguished Service Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JG Harbord Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007

JG Harbord Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003