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army officer

Alexander Garfield Gillespie, American army officer. Awarded Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit. Served with various units of the Army in the United States, Philippines and France, 1906-1919; Member Army Ordnance Association; Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Background

Gillespie, Alexander Garfield was born on August 19, 1881 in Gaines, Michigan, United States. Son of Alexander and Sarah (Gillespie) Gillespie.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1906. Diploma Coast Artillery School, 1911, Command and General staff schedul, 1924, Army War College, 1929.

Career

Served with various units of the Army in the United States, Philippines and France, 1906-1919. Assistant military attache, Tokyo, Japan, 1920-1922. Corps area ordnance officer, Chicago, 1924-1928.

Professor of ordnance and science of gunnery, United States Military Academy, 1929-1933. In command of Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal, 1934-1937. In Washington, 1937-1940.

In command of Watervliet (New York) Arsenal, 1940-1945. Chief of industrial service, Ordnance Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1945-1946. Retired since 1947.

Politics

The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.

Views

Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

Membership

Served with various units of the Army in the United States, Philippines and France, 1906-1919. Member Army Ordnance Association. Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Mildred Hathaway Green, July 23, 1908. Children: Marguerite Alice (wife of Colonel William G. Bartlett), Alexander Garfield (deceased).

father:
Alexander Gillespie

mother:
Sarah (Gillespie) Gillespie

spouse:
Mildred Hathaway Green

children:
Marguerite Alice Gillespie (wife of Colonel William G. Bartlett)

Alexander Garfield Gillespie (deceased)