Howard Hollis Callaway

HOWARD HOLLIS CALLAWAY was born in LaGrange, Georgia, on 2 April 1927; attended the local schools and Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia; attended Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1944–1945; graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1949; married Elizabeth Walton, 1949; was commissioned a second lieutenant and served in Infantry, 1949–1952; was a platoon leader in the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, in Korea, 1949–1950; was an instructor at the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1951–1952; was president of Callaway Gardens, a tourist resort in Georgia, 1953–1970, and the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, 1956–1970; served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1965–1967; was an unsuccessful candidate for governor of Georgia, 1966; was chairman of the council of trustees of Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge; served on the Republican National Committee; was president of Interfinancial, Incorporated, 1972; served as Secretary of the Army, 15 May 1973–3 July 1975; under his direction the phaseout of the draft was completed, the command and staff structure was reorganized, the Army served as executive agent for U.S. participation in the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in the Middle East, and the Army celebrated its bicentennial; resigned to become manager of President Ford’s campaign for election in 1976; returned to private business interests in the recreational resort field; became president of Crested Butte Resort, Colorado.

The Artist

George Augusta (1922– ), the Boston youth who became interested in art during World War II service in Italy and went on to study there and in his native city, has painted the portraits of a number of government department heads. In addition to three Secretaries of the Army—Vance, Resor, and Callaway—he has painted the portraits of former Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford and former Secretary of Agriculture Clifford Hardin.


Portrait, Howard Hollis Callaway

Nixon and Ford Administrations
By George Augusta
Oil on canvas, 39½" x 31¾", 1975

page created 12 March 2001

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