Douglas MacArthur
Timeline: 6-2-5 Upheaval

Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur as President

President of the United States
January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961

Predecessor Harry S. Truman
Successor John F. Kennedy
Vice President Richard Nixon

Military Governor of Japan
August 14, 1945 – August 11, 1951

Successor Matthew Ridgway

General of the Army
August 15, 1941 – April 11, 1951

Born January, 26 1880
Little Rock, Arkansas, US
Died April 5, 1964
Washington, D.C., US
Political Party Republican
Religion Episcopalian
Profession Military Officer
 Douglas MacArthur was the 34th American President, as well as the Allied Commander of the Pacific in World War II, and Commander of UN Forces at the start of the Korean War, until his controversial relief of office by President Harry S. Truman.

As President, MacArthur was responsible for taking an aggressive stance in preventing the expansion of Vietnam and Cuba, as well as supporting Hungarian and Czechoslovak revolts. MacArthur is widely regarded as one of the best American presidents in history, and is considered to be the best President of the 20th Century, according to a 2013 survey conducted by ABC.

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Early Life

Military Service

Campaign for the Presidency

First Term

MacArthur at Opening Day

President MacArthur at Opening Day, Spring 1953

Second Term

After Office