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Bio: Gen. Douglas MacArthur

“In war there is no substitute for victory.” – General Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1880.

He graduated from West Point in 1903.

During World War I he served in France, attaining the rank of brigadier general. MacArthur was chief of staff of the United States Army from 1930 – 1935, before becoming a military advisor to the government of the Philippines.

During World War II, he led American forces in Pacific campaigns as Supreme Allied Commander.

The controversial general was relieved of his command by President Harry Truman in 1951.

MacArthur died in April, 1964.