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James O. Richardson

Born: Sep 18, 1878

Death: May 2, 1974

Birthplace: Paris

Nationality: United States

James O. Richardson

Date of Birth : Sep 18, 1878
Date of Death : May 2, 1974
Birth Place : Paris

James Otto Richardson was an admiral in the United States Navy who served from 1902 to 1947. As Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, he protested against the redeployment of the Pacific portion of the fleet forward to Pearl Harbor, believing that a forward defense was neither practical nor useful, and that the Pacific Fleet would be the logical first target in the event of war with Japan. He was subsequently relieved of command in February 1941. His concerns were to be proved justified in December.

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