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Julius W. Becton, Jr.

AKA Julius Wesley Becton, Jr.

Born: 29-Jun-1926
Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: FEMA Director, 1985-89

Military service: US Army (Lt. Gen.)

Father: Julius W. Becton, Sr. (janitor)
Mother: Rose Inez Becton (domestic worker)
Wife: Louise Thornton (m. 29-Jan-1948, five children)

    High School: (1943)
    University: Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
    University: BS Mathematics, Prairie View A&M University (1960)
    University: MA Economics, University of Maryland (1967)
    University: US Army Command and General Staff College
    University: Armed Forces Staff College
    University: National War College
    Administrator: President, Prairie View A&M University (1989-94)

    American Coastal Industries COO
    Director of FEMA (1985-89)
    US Agency for International Development Director of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (1984-85)
    Army Distinguished Service Medal
    Legion of Merit twice
    Order of Merit of Germany Knight Commander's Cross
    Purple Heart twice
    Silver Star twice
    Silver Beaver
    Shot: Battle Korea (1951)

Author of books:
Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant (2008, memoir)

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