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Charles Macon Wesson, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters (United States); Officer Black Star (French); honorary commander British Empire.


Wesson, Charles Macon was born on July 23, 1878 in St. Louis. Son of Charles Macon and Caroline Moye (Dancy) Wesson.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1900. Graduate Ordnance School of Technology, 1911, Army War College, 1925. Doctor England, Stevens Institute, 1941.


Second lieutenant cavalry, United States Army, 1900, and advanced through the grades to major general, 1938. Served in Cuba and Fort Riley, Kansas, with cavalry. Instructor in department of philosophy, West Point, 1903-1907.

Served in ordnance department in Watertown and Watervliet arsenals and with American Expeditionary Forces in France. Commanding officer Aberdeen Proving Ground, 1925-1929. Chief of technical staff.

Office Chief of Ordnance, 1930-1934. Chief of ordnance, 1938-1942. Office of Lend-Lease Administrator and Foreign Economics Administrator, 1942-1945.


Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase (Washington, District of Columbia).


Charles Macon Wesson

Caroline Moye (Dancy) Wesson