James O. Richardson

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Birthday
18, 1878
Birthplace
Paris, TX
Death Date
May 2, 1974 (95)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
18, 1878
Birthplace
Paris, TX
Death Date
May 2, 1974 (95)

About

Admiral in charge of Pearl Harbor prior to the Japanese attack.

Before Fame

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Asiatic Squadron during the Philippines Campaign. Later, he commanded a heavy cruiser during World War I.

Trivia

He was transferred to Pearl Harbor in 1940. He had immediate concerns about the location, seeing it as an easy target for the Japanese.

Family Life

He was born in Paris, Texas.

Associated With

He expressed his concerns about Pearl Harbor to Franklin D. Roosevelt, but his worries were ignored, and he was removed from his position eleven months before the Pearl Harbor attack.