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Edward Robert CH RISM AN

Edward Robert CH RISM AN, American Colonel, TJ.S. Army. Member, Defense Bd.. Panama Canal Zone, 1917-1918; retired as Colonel, 1921. Member of Masons, York Rite and Mystic Shrine; Elks; Scabbard and Blade Military Order of Foreign Wars; Eastern Star; Grand Commandery, Knights Templar (Officer).

Background

  • CH RISM AN, Edward Robert was born on August 13, 1866 in Connersville, Indiana, United States. Son of Jessie Swisher and Catharine Yerlinda (Price) Chrisman.

  • Education

    • TJ.S.M.A., 1888; School of Submarine Mining, Willetts Point, New York.

    Career

    • Y. Lieutenant Colonel, 1916, Colonel, 1917. Brigadier General, National Army, 1918. Professor, Military Science and Tactics, University of Idaho, 1894-1898.

      1902-1905 and since 1919, S. Dakota Agriculture College, 1909-1911. Served in Sioux Indian Outbreak, 1890-1891. Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, Cuba, and Luzon, 1898-1902.

      Pulajan Troubles, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 1906-1907. Commander Fort Gibbon, Tanana, Alaska, 1911-1912. TJ.S. Forces in Porto Rico, World War, 1918-1919.

      Porto Rico Regiment and Post at Las Cascades, in Panama Canal Zone, 1917-1918. Silver Star Citation for gallantry in action.

    Membership

    Member, Defense Bd. Panama Canal Zone, 1917-1918. Retired as Colonel, 1921.

    Member of Masons, York Rite and Mystic Shrine. Elks; Scabbard and Blade Military Order of Foreign Wars. Eastern Star; Grand Commandery, Knights Templar (Officer).

    Connections

    • Spouse Florence Isabelle Ryan, March 28, 1892, Brooklyn, N.
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