Major General
Patrick Jay Hurley
Patrick J. Hurley
Basic Information
Born January 8, 1883
near Lehigh, Coal County, Oklahoma
Died July 30, 1963 (aged 80)
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery
Spouse Ruth Wilson (1919 - 1963)
Alma mater George Washington University
Military Information
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Indian Territorial Volunteer Militia
Oklahoma National Guard
Years/Service 1902 - 1907; 1914 - 1917;
1917 - 1919; 1941 - 1945
Rank 20px Major General

Patrick Jay Hurley (赫爾利 hè ěr lì, January 8, 1883 - July 30, 1963)

In-depth Military CareerEdit

Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
[[File: 1st U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand February 13, 1942 March 24, 1943
[[File: Representative of the President to the USSR 1942 December 9, 1942
[[File: Representative of the President to the Near and Middle East 1943
[[File: Unofficial US Ambassador to China August 18, 1944 January 8, 1945
[[File: US Ambassador to China January 8, 1945 November 27, 1945

Civilian CareerEdit

Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
National Attorney, Choctaw Nation 1911 1917
19th Assistant Secretary of War March, 1929 December 9, 1929
51st Secretary of War December 9, 1929 March 4, 1933

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location
Bacone College A.B. Muskogee, Oklahoma 1905
National University of Law LL. B. Washington, D.C. May 30, 1908
George Washington University LL. B. Washington, D.C. 1913

Dates of RankEdit

National Army / Army of the United States

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
Captain (USA)
Captain National Army [[File:
Major (USA)
Major National Army [[File:
Lieutenant Colonel (USA)
Lieutenant Colonel National Army [[File:
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General Army of the
United States
24 Jul, 1942 24 Jul, 1942
Major General (USA)
Major General Army of the
United States
8 Feb, 1944 8 Feb, 1944

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 Oakleaf) Silver Star Legion of Merit Distinguished Flying Cross
Purple Heart World War I Victory Medal (3 Stars) Army of Occupation of Germany American Defense Service Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal

Overseas Service Bar (WWI) Three Overseas Service Chevrons


World War I

  • Belleau Wood Campaign
    • Battle of Château-Thierr
  • Spring Offensive
    • Aisne-Marne Offensive
  • Hundred Days Offensive
    • Battle of St. Mihiel
    • Meuse-Argonne Offensive

World War II

    • non-combat service




  • Wife: Ruth Wilson
  • Daughter: Ruth Hurley
  • Father: Pierce O. Hurley
  • Mother: Mary Kelly


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