Lucius D. Clay

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Birthday
23, 1897
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Apr 16, 1978 (80)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1897
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Apr 16, 1978 (80)

About

U.S. Army military governor who oversaw the occupation of Germany after World War II.

Before Fame

He graduated from West Point in 1918 and, in 1942, became the youngest brigadier general in the U.S. Army's history.

Trivia

He orchestrated the Berlin Airlift after the USSR closed off all roads leading into the city.

Family Life

His son, General Lucius D. Clay, Jr., was Commander-in-Chief of the North American Air Defense Command. His other son, Frank Butner Clay, was also a decorated general.

Associated With

He served under General Dwight D. Eisenhower.