James Gutherie Harbord
Lieutenant General, United States Army
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.
Michael Robert Patterson
HARBORD, JAMES G
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003