Lawrence Joseph Fuller – Major General, United States Army

Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

From a contemporary press report:

Lawrence Joseph Fuller, 83, an Army Major General and lawyer who retired in 1974 after three years as deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, died of a heart attack August 19, 1998 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He lived in the Washington area from 1959 until 1994, when he moved from Great Falls to Baltimore.

General Fuller was born in Everett, Washington, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a 1940 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He received a law degree from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in international law from George Washington University and a master's degree in Chinese studies from Stanford University.

He was also a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and National War College. During World War II, he served with the Corps of Engineers in the Pacific and with the 3rd Army in Europe. He transferred to the Judge Advocate General's Corps in 1953 and was assistant judge advocate general from 1967 to 1971.

General Fuller translated three volumes of Chinese law into English. He was a member of the Silver Spring Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Federal and Virginia Bar associations, the Retired Officers Association and the U.S. Military Academy Alumni Association. In addition to languages, his interests also included chess.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Fuller of Baltimore; four daughters, Patricia Brundick of Silver Spring, Victoria Kelly of Chadds Ford, Pa., Laureen Payne of Shreveport, La., and Mariel Hinds of Gilbert, Ariz.; a son, Chan Kwon Fuller of St. Louis; a brother; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.


Major General, U.S. ARMY (Retired)

On Wednesday, August 19, 1998, beloved husband of Mary Fuller; loving father of Patricia Brundick of Silver Spring, MD, Victoria Kelly of Chadds Ford, PA, Laureen Payne of Shreveport, LA, Mariel Hinds of Gilbert, AZ and Chan Kwon Fuller of St. Louis, MO; brother of Charles Fuller of East Grand Rapids, MI. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will follow at 1 p.m. at Fort Myer (Old Post) Chapel.

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