Lucius D. Clay Photo

Lucius D. Clay

Born: Apr 23, 1897

Death: Apr 16, 1978

Birthplace: Marietta

Nationality: United States

Lucius D. Clay

Date of Birth : Apr 23, 1897
Date of Death : Apr 16, 1978
Birth Place : Marietta

General Lucius Dubignon Clay was an American officer and military governor of the United States Army known for his administration of occupied Germany after World War II. Clay was deputy to General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1945; deputy military governor, Germany 1946; commander in chief, U.S. Forces in Europe and military governor of the U.S. Zone, Germany, 1947–49. He retired in 1949. Clay orchestrated the Berlin Airlift when the USSR blockaded West Berlin.

Also known as


  • General Lucius D. Clay
  • Lucius Clay

Parents


  • Alexander S. Clay

Awards Won


  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • John Fritz Medal
  • Hoover Medal
  • Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
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