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army officer.

Ben Lear, Canadian army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal; French Legion of Honor; Silver Star. Served through Spanish-War, Philippine Insurrection, World War; Mason (33°).

Background

Lear, Ben was born on May 12, 1879 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Son of Ben and Hannah (Senden) Lear.

Education

Came to the United States, 1881. Graduate Mounted Service School, 1911, School of the Line, 1922, General staff schedul, 1923, Army War College, 1926.

Career

Sergeant 1st Colorado Vol. Infantry, 1898-1899; appointed Second lieutenant United States Vols., 1899. Second in command Lieutenant cavalry United States Army, 1901, promoted through grades to Lieutenant general, 1940, reapptd., May 1943.

Membership

Served through Spanish-War, Philippine Insurrection, World War. Mason (33°).; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Grace Russel, October 6, 1906.

father:
Ben Lear

mother:
Hannah (Senden) Lear

spouse:
Grace Russel