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Adapted from "Captain John Jacob Eberhart, Medical Corps, United States Navy,"
[biography, dated 13 June 1951] in Modern Biographical Files collection, Navy Department Library.

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John Jacob Eberhart 

11 February 1900 - [no death date] 

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John Jacob Eberhart was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 11, 1900, son of the of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. (Corlena von Waltersdorf) Eberhart. From April 23, 1917 to January 18, 1919 he was enlisted in the United States Navy, having the rating of Pharmacist Mate second class. He graduated from the Montgomery Bell Academy (1920); and attended the University of Oregon (AB-1926);  Vanderbilt University; and the University of Tennessee at Memphis, where here received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1931. He was first commissioned in the US Naval Reserve in the rank of Lieutenant Commander on April 20, 1942; transferred in that rank to the Regular Navy in December, 1946; and subsequently advanced in rank to that of Captain to date from January 1, 1951.              

Upon reporting for active duty in April, 1942, he was assigned to the US Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Louisville, Kentucky, and after one year he was attached to the Navy Recruiting Station there. From October, 1943 to January 1944 he was attached to the Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for duty and successively thereafter for two years, he served at the Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina, and Naval Hospital, Dublin, Georgia, on the psychiatric service. 

In February, 1946 he reported to the Naval Personnel Separation Center, Jacksonville, Florida, and the following May 16th was placed on the inactive duty list. After his transfer to the Medical Corps, US Navy, and his return to active duty in December, 1946, he served at the Naval Hospital, Charleston. When detached in October, 1948 he attended the University of Louisville (Kentucky) Medical School for the postgraduate course in Psychiatry. The course completed in December, 1949, he then had orders to duty at the Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, where he served in the Psychiatry Department for fifteen months. On March 20, 1951 he reported for duty with the Administrative Command, Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland. His present assignment these is Chief, Neuropsychiatric Unit. 

Captain Eberhart has the Victory Medal (World War I); American Campaign Medal; and World War II Victory Medal.

He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry, and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association; the American Medical Association; Louisiana Medical Association; the American Legion; He is a 32◦ Mason and a Shriner.

In civilian life, Doctor Eberhart practiced surgery and medicine in Nashville, and for two years, 1940-1942 operated his own clinic. He was examining physician for his local Draft Board #2. For two years, 1934-1936 he was Medical Officer in Charge at Wheeler Dam and Guntersville Dam Infirmary, TVA. He was also a Registered Pharmacist from 1922-1933.


Published: Wed Mar 04 09:07:19 EST 2020