John Power Hains – Colonel, United States Army

John 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, JOHN POWER

  • COL   US ARMY
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/23/1865
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/25/1964
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/27/1964
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 44-C-RH
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HAINS, MARY P

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 04/15/1905
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/18/2003
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/19/2003
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 44-C-RH
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • ADULT DEPENDENT DAUGHTER OF HAINS, JOHN POWER  COL US ARMY

Also buried in Arlington National Cemetery are:

His father, Peter Conover Hains, Major General, United States Army
His Brother, Peter Conover Hains, Jr., Captain, United States Army
His nephew, Peter Conover Hains III, Major General, United States Army

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