Jay Montgomery Garner (born April 15, 1938) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who in 2003 was appointed as Director of the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, making him the immediate replacement of Saddam Hussein as the top authority in Iraq.[1] Garner was soon replaced by Ambassador Paul Bremer and the ambassador's successor organization to ORHA, the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA).[2]

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Jay Garner
Jay Garner, 2003
Director of the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance of Iraq
In office
April 21, 2003  May 12, 2003
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded bySaddam Hussein (as President of Iraq)
Succeeded byPaul Bremer (as Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority)
Personal details
Born (1938-04-15) April 15, 1938 (age 84)
Arcadia, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationFlorida State University
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1962–1997
RankLieutenant General
Commands
Battles/wars
Awards
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