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First Name: Frank

Last Name: House

Birthplace: Birmingham, AL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Middle Name: O.

Date of Birth: 1927

Date of Death: 26 November 1989

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
Frank O. House

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Frank O. House
Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force

Frank O. House was born in 1927 in Birmingham, AL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. House.

House completed his pre-law studies at the University of Illinois and earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, in 1957. He also earned a Master of Laws degree from The George Washington University, Washington, DC. He was a graduate of the Air War College.

He obtained his commission through Officer Candidate School. Thereafter, he saw service as a line officer at several stations in the U.S., the Marshall Islands, and Japan. During the Korean War, in 1951-52, House saw service in Korea as Secretary of the General Staff of the Commander, Fifth Air Force.

From 1957-60, House served as Deputy Director of Civil Law for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. In September 1960 he was assigned to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, where he served as Special Assistant and Assistant Executive to the Judge Advocate General (JAG). He entered the Air War College in August 1965. House served as Staff Judge Advocate of the 3510th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, TX, from June 1966 to July 1968. He then became the Staff Judge Advocate of the Alaskan Air Command and the unified Alaskan Command.

House returned to Washington, DC, in July 1970 to assume the position of Director, Civil Law, Office of the Judge Advocate General. He was promoted to Brigadier General effective 1 May 1972, with date of rank 21 April 1972.

In May 1973, House was Staff Judge Advocate for Pacific Air Forces, with headquarters at Hickam AFB, HI. In this position, he was responsible for advising the Commander-in-Chief, PACAF, on all legal matters and interpreting and administering military law and justice for the command. He retired from active duty on 1 July 1976.

He was admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the U.S., the Supreme Court of Missouri, and the Court of Military Appeals. House was certified as Trial and Defense Counsel and Special Court Martial Military Judge. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association (president, Anchorage Chapter 1969-70), and the St. Louis Bar Association.

Medals and Awards

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal (3 Awards)
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon

Death and Burial

Brigadier General Frank O. House died on 26 November 1989 in Birmingham, AL. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, AL.

Honoree ID: 2653   Created by: MHOH




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