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John Edwin Hull (May 26, 1895 –June 10, 1975) was a United States Army general, former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, commanded Far East Command from 1953 to 1955 and the U.S. Army, Pacific from 1948 to 1949. He served in both world wars and was a contemporary of generals George Marshall and Omar Bradley. Because of his primary role in planning Allied operations throughout World War II, he was credited with having more experience integrating strategy with overseas operations than any other Army officer.

John Hull
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Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
In office
March 1, 1958 – January 20, 1961
PresidentDwight Eisenhower
Preceded byJames Killian
Succeeded byJames Killian
Governor of the Ryukyu Islands
In office
October 7, 1953 – April 1, 1955
PresidentDwight Eisenhower
Preceded byMark Clark
Succeeded byMax Taylor
Personal details
Born(1895-05-26)May 26, 1895
Greenfield, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJune 10, 1975(1975-06-10) (aged 80)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
EducationMiami University (BS)
AwardsSilver Star
Legion of Merit
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1917–1955
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg General
CommandsFar East Command
United States Army Pacific
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II

Hull was a pre-medical student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, prior to joining the Army in 1917. He received an honorary LLD in 1954. His military education includes the Army War College and the National War College.

Prior to the U.S. Army, Pacific, Hull was the Commanding General for Army Ground Forces in the Pacific. From 1953 to 1955 he was Commander in Chief of the Far East Command after the conclusion of the Korean War. This was his last major assignment before retiring on April 30, 1955.

Other significant assignments for Hull involved major staff duties in Washington, D.C. Among these were Director of the Weapons Evaluation Group and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Administration for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. At the outbreak of World War II he was assigned to the War Department. Hull died on June 10, 1975.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Wade Haislip
Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Succeeded by
Charles Bolte
Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Clark
Governor of the Ryukyu Islands
Succeeded by
Max Taylor
Government offices
Preceded by
James Killian
Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Succeeded by
James Killian