John Power Hains (1865 - 1964)

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About John Power Hains

WASHINGTON, March 25, 1964 - Colonel John Power Hains, the oldest living graduate of the United States Military Academy, died today at the age of 98.

He suffered a stroke at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in his room two floors below the quarters occupied by his last commander, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, who is recovering from his second major operation in 17 days.

Colonal Hains was gradated from West Point in 1889, 14 years before General MacArthur.

The distinction of oldest living West Point graduate now falls to Brigadier General William Glasgow, 97, of El Paso, Texas. He is a member of the class of '91.

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Age 99