John Blackwell Maynard
Brigadier General, United States Army
GENERAL JOHN B. MAYNARD
WASHINGTON, February 2, 1945 - Brigadier General John B. Maynard of Denbigh, Virginia, died here today in Walter Reed Hospital. His age was 57. The General's wife was with him at his death.
Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, the son of Harry Lee and Mary Eleanor Brooks Marynard, General Maynard received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1907 and did post-graduate work in the Colorado School of Mines.
Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps in 1908, he was promoted through the grades to Brigadier General in 1941. He studied at the Coast Artillery School in 1912 and 1913, the Field Artillery School in 1917 and 1918, th Chemical Warfare School in 1914, the Command and General Staff School in 1923-24 and the Army War College in 1928-29.
General Maynard was a member of the Military Order of the World War, Sigma Nu, Omicrom Delta Kappa and the Masons. In 1911 he married Lucy Talbot Dorsey. The couple had three sons, John B., Charles D. and Harry L., and a daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Henley.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, October 2009
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Posted: 23 April 2008 Updated: 28 October 2009