John T. Axton

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John Thomas Axton
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Colonel John Thomas Axton
First Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
Born (1870-07-28)July 28, 1870
Salt Lake City, Utah
Died July 20, 1934(1934-07-20) (aged 63)
Washington, D.C.
Resting Place Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1902 - 1928
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Commands held U.S. Army Chaplain Corps
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Distinguished Service Medal

Chaplain (Colonel) John Thomas Axton, USA (July 28, 1870 – July 20, 1934) was an American Army officer who served as the First Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army from 1920 to 1928.[1]

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  1. ^ Hewes, James E. (1983). PRINCIPAL OFFICIALS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT AND DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, 1900-1963. U.S. Government Printing Office. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
1920 – 1928
Succeeded by
Edmund P. Easterbrook