Kingman Douglass

Air Force Officer, Deceased Person

1896 – 1971

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Who was Kingman Douglass?

Kingman Douglass, was an American investment banker and a leading member of the United States intelligence community. He was a deputy director of Central Intelligence from March 1946 to July 1946.

Kingman Douglass was born April 16, 1896, in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of William Angus Douglas Sr. and Eliza Kingman. He was educated at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and Yale University.

During World War I, Kingman Douglass served as a pilot with the 91st Aero Squadron, engaged in aerial observation and photographic intelligence. As such he was commended for bravery in action on October 31, 1918.

On December 16, 1922, Kingman Douglass married Helen Field James, the daughter of Howard James and Sophie Ayers. The couple had three sons: Abner Kingman Douglass, Howard James Douglass and William Angus Douglass. They were later divorced.

Douglass was an investment banker for many years, a managing partner of Dillon Read.

Douglass went into military service in World War II: serving as the senior US Army Air Corps intelligence liaison officer assigned to the British Air Ministry and in the Allied Intelligence Group in the Pacific Theater.

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Apr 16, 1896
Also known as
  • Col. Kingman Douglass
  • United States of America
  • The Hill School
Oct 8, 1971

on July 23, 2013


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