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Douglas MacArthur

Republican

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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1952 Christian Nationalist President 3326 Loss
11-04-1952 Constitution President 178 Loss
Website: www.macarthurmemorial.org
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 26, 1880 in Little Rock, Arkansas
Married: Louise Cromwell Brooks (1922-1929), Jean Marie Faircloth (1937-1964)
Child: Arthur MacArthur
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican Revolution, WWI, WWII, Korea)
Died: April 5, 1964 in Washington, DC

1906-1908: Aide-de-camp to President Theodore Roosevelt
1948: Primary Candidate for President (Lost)
1951: Relieved of his command by President Truman
1952: Primary Candidate for President (Lost)
1952: Keynote Speaker, Republican National Convention

  • AWARD: Medal of Honor (1942)
  • High Rank: General of the Army (United States Army)
  • NOTABLE HISTORY: MacArthur and his father Arthur (who was given the award in the US Civil War) were the first father-son pair to have received the Medal. In 2001, Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Medal for his service in the Spanish-American War, which also created the second father-son pair (Theodore Roosevelt Jr. had been awarded the Medal in WWII).

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