John Power Hains
Colonel, United States Army
Power Hains of Pennsylvania
Appointed at large, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 14 June 1885 (22)
Additional Second Lieutenant, 1st United States Artillery, 12 June 1889;
Second Lieutenant, 3rd United States Artillery, 16 December 1889
First Lieutenant, 1st United States Artillery, 17 June 1897;
Transferred to the 3rd United States Artillery, 24 July 1897
Artillery Corps, 2 February 1901
Captain, 28 February 1901
August 23, 1865-March 25, 1964
COLONEL JOHN POWER HAINS, 98, OLDEST WEST POINT GRADUATE
WASHINGTON, March 25, 1964 - Colonel John Power Hains, the oldest living graduate of the United States Military Academy, died today at the age of 98.
He suffered a stroke at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in his room two floors below the quarters occupied by his last commander, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, who is recovering from his second major operation in 17 days.
Colonal Hains was gradated from West Point in 1889, 14 years before General MacArthur.
The distinction of oldest living West Point
graduate now falls to Brigadier General William Glasgow, 97, of El Paso,
Texas. He is a member of the class of '91.
HAINS, MARY P
His father, Peter Conover Hains, Major General,
United States Army
Posted: 1 January 2002 Updated: 12 October 2002 Updated: 28 February 2003 Updated: 19 July 2003 Updated: 3 October 2004
Updated: 6 August 2005 Updated: 4 December 2005 Updated: 29 August 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003