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John Sheridan Biays
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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From a contemporary press report:

John Sheridan Biays, in his 86th year, died at home in Delray Beach, Florida, June 29, 1994.

A native of Maryland, he was a direct descendant of John Hanson, elected first President of the United States in Congress assembled under Articles of Confederation, and was an official of Bankers Trust Company, New York City, prior to his retirement in 1969, when he and his family moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He resided there for 18 years before moving to Delray Beach.

Biays served in US Army in WWII and discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

His clubs included Squadron A Association, New York City; Apawamis, Rye, New York; and Seagate Beach Club, Delray, Florida.

He is survived by wife, the former Virginia Longshaw; a son, John S. Biays, Jr., of Boca Raton, Florida; dau, Mrs Michael E. Cushmore, Edna, Minnesota; and a grandson, Christopher Biays Cushmore.

Graveside services will he held at Arlington National Cemetery July 7, 1994. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to one's favorite charity.

December 6, 1907-June 29, 1994. Buried In Section 46, Grave  414.  His wife, Virginia Langshaw Biyas (21 April 1914-31 July 2002) is buried with him.

BIAYS, JOHN SHERIDAN SR
LTC   US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 02/07/1941 - 03/24/1946
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/06/1907
DATE OF DEATH: 06/29/1994
DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/07/1994
BURIED AT: SECTION 46  SITE 414
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  
BIAYS, VIRGINIA LANGSHAW
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/29/1914
DATE OF DEATH: 07/31/2000
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/15/2000
BURIED AT: SECTION 46  SITE 413
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF BIAYS, JOHN SHERIDAN SR  LTC US ARMY


Posted: 23 August 2000 Updated: 22 February 2003
Updated: 24 August 2003  Updated: 6 September 2004

JS Biays Gravesite PHOTO June 2003

VL Biays Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 27 June 2003