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army officer

Albert C. Smith, American army officer.

Background

Smith, Albert C. was born on June 5, 1894 in Warrenton, Virginia, United States. Son of Eugene Albert and Blanch Baker (Cowper) Smith.

Education

Graduate Gordon Institute, 1907-1909, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1910-1913, Bachelor of Science, University S. Military Academy, 1917.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, Cavalry, 1917, and advanced through grades to major general, 1945. Served in France and Germany, 1917-1919. Instructor United States Military Academy, 1922-1926, instructor, assistant professor, 1929-1934.

Command and General staff schedul, student and instructor, 1936-1940. Commanding general 14th Armored Division. Philippines, 1946-1947, Japan, 1947-1949.

Commanding general 24th Infantry Division, 1948-1949, 2d Armored Division, 1949-1950. Deputy commanding general Fifth Army, 1950-1951, acting commanding general, 1951-1952. Office, Chief of Military History, 1952-1955, chiief of military history Department of Army 1953-1955, Decorations: Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Bronze Star.

French Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre.

Membership

Clubs: Executives, Illinois Athletic, Chicago (Chicago).

Connections

Married Mary Josephine Gorman, April. Children: Albert Cowper, Robert Alexander.

father:
Eugene Albert Smith

mother:
Blanch Baker (Cowper) Smith

spouse:
Mary Josephine Gorman

children:
Albert Cowper Smith

Robert Alexander Smith