GENERAL HUBERT HOOVER OF ARMY COURTS, 83
WASHINGTON, April 11, 1971 – Major General Hubert D. Hoover, who retired in 1948 as Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army, died Friday in Walter Reed Hospital. He was 83 years old and lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
General Hoover, who was born in Bedford, Iowa, received bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of California and practices law in Los Angeles from 1911 until he was called to active duty in 1917 as an Infantry Reserve Lieutenant. He received a regular commission as a Captain in 1920.
From 1942 to 1945, General Hoover was assistant judge advocate with forces in North Africa and the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. Returning to Washington, he served on the War Department’s clemency board. He cooperated in House studies leading to a revision of the Code of Military Justice.
Surviving are his widow, the former Gertrude Elizabeth Mills; two sons, Colonel Holman D. Hoover, USA, retired, and Hubert M. Hoover, and three grandchildren.
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