John T. Axton
|John Thomas Axton|
Colonel John Thomas Axton
First Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
July 28, 1870|
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Died||July 20, 1934
|Resting Place||Arlington National Cemetery
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1902 - 1928|
|Commands held||U.S. Army Chaplain Corps|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal|
Early life and education
John Thomas Axton was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 28, 1870. He attended Salt Lake public schools. Then, he attended Middlebury College in Vermont where he graduated with a Doctor in Divinity degree in 1919.
Axton served as general secretary for the Y.M.C.A. from 1893-1902.
Axton was appointed a chaplain with the United States Army in 1902.
- Hewes, James E. (1983). PRINCIPAL OFFICIALS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT AND DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, 1900-1963. U.S. Government Printing Office.
- Who Was Who in American History - the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1975. p. 20. ISBN 0837932017.
- "Valor awards for John T. Axton".
|Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
1920 – 1928
Edmund P. Easterbrook