Johnson, Harold Keith, 1912-1983


Johnson, Harold Keith, 1912-1983


Bio: Harold Keith Johnson (b. Ferbruary 22, 1912, Bowesmont, North Dakota-d. September 24, 1983, Washington, D.C.), U.S. Army officer and Army Chief of Staff during the Johnson administration. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1933, and served in World War II and the Korean War, during which time he reached the rank of general. He served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from July 3, 1964 to July 2, 1968, and supervised the Army during the major expansion and deployments of the Vietnam War. He retired from active service in July 1968.


L-R: Cyrus Vance, Gen. Harold K. Johnson, Gen. John McConnell, Gen. Earle Wheeler, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Gen. Wallace S. Greene, Marvin Watson on the White House lawn, Washington DC, 4/8/1965. Photo # a227-25 by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library. Public domain.


LBJ Connection: Army Chief of Staff, 1964-1968