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army officer , Judge Advocate General’s Department

Archer Lynn Lerch, American army officer, Judge Advocate General’s Department.


Lerch, Archer Lynn was born on January 12, 1894 in Sumner, Nebraska, United States. Son of Herman H. and Maud R. (Stevens) Lerch.


Bachelor of Arts, University of California, 1917. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1942. Graduate Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1922, Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, 1937.

Orders Army War College, revoked account declaration of emergency 1941.


Archer Lynn. Commissioned Second lieutenant Infantry, April 28, 1917, Officers Reserve corpus, United States army, October 25, 1917. Promoted through grades to brigadier general (temporary), December 3, 1942. Major general (temporary), May 31, 1944.

11th Division School Detroit, American Expeditionary Force, World War I. Instructor Arkansas National Guard, 1922-1924. 31st Infantry, Manila, P.I., 1924-1926.

Assistant professor. Military Science tactics and adjutant, University of California, Berkeley, 1926-1931. Assistant staff judge advocate, Honolulu, T.H., 1931-1933. Legal advisor to General B. H. Wells, Fort Shafter, T.H., 1933-1934.

Assistant deputy administrator, NRA, Territory Hawaii, 1934-1935. Also legal advisor Public Works Administration, Territory Hawaii, 1933-1935. 5th Infantry, Fort Williams, Maine, 1935-1936.

Assistant professor military science and tactics, University of Florida, 1937-1938. Executive officer, Judge Advocate General’s Department, Washington, 1939-1940. Deputy provost marshal general, Washington, 1941-1942.

Commandant, P.M.G. School Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and commanding officer P.M.G. Training Center, Fort Custer, Michigan, June-December 1942. Assistant provost marshal general (brigadier general) December 1942, major general, provost-marshal general, May 31, 1944. Military governor of Korea since January 1946.

Prosecuted Grover Cleveland Bergdoll before Army court-martial, 1939. Admitted to practice before bars of Florida, Korea and Supreme Court of the United States.


The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.


God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.


The strongest feature of Methodism is that ordinary people play a major role in the running of the Church.


Member Federal, American bar associations and National Bar Association of Korea. Member Military Order World Wars (District of Columbia chapter), Army and Navy Union, American Legion (Geo. Washington Post); member International Association of Chiefs of Police, board of directors The Judge Advisory General Association.

Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia). Decorations: Distinguished Service Medal.


Married Florence M. Wentworth, February 5, 1918. Children: Mistress.

Herman H. Lerch

Maud R. (Stevens) Lerch

Florence M. Wentworth

Mrs Lerch