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army officer.

Charles Mckinley Saltzman, American army officer. awarded D. member Federal Radio Commission, 1920, chairman, 1930-1932 (resigned).


Saltzman, Charles Mckinley was born on October 18, 1871 in Panora, Iowa, United States. Son of F. J. and Lovina Elizabeth (Lahman) Saltzman.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1896. Honor graduate Signal School, 1906. Graduated from Army War College, 1921.


1 son, Charles Eskridge. Appointed add. Second lieutenant 5th Cavalry, June 12, 1896. Promoted through grades to colonel, May 15, 1917.

Brigadier general N.A., July 24, 1917. A.d.c. to Brig. General H. C. Merriam, 1900-1901. Engagements at Guasimas and San Juan, Santiago Campaign, 1898, also in Philippine Insurrection and Moro campaigns.

Signal officer, Eastern Department, 1913-1915. Signal officer, United States troops, Panama, Canal Zone, 1915-1916. Appointed Executive officer, Office of Chief Signal Officer, September 1, 1916.

Chief signal officer, rank of major general, January 9, 1924. Retired January 8, 1928. Appointed member Federal Radio Commission, 1920, chairman, 1930-1932 (resigned).

Appointed vice-prosecuting United States Shipping Board Merchant Fleet Corporation, 1933. Delegate from United States to International Radio Conference, London, 1912, to International Telegraph Conference, Paris, 1925. International Radio Telegraph Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, 1927.

Chairman United States delegation to International Radio Technology Consulting Committee, The Hague, 1929. Given two citations “for gallantry in action,” Spanish-American War. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, “for exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services,” World War.

Silver Star medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, 1934. Address: Burnt Mills Hills, Silver Spring, Maryland.


Member Federal Radio Commission, 1920, chairman, 1930-1932 (resigned).


Married Mary Peyton Eskridge, May 9, 1899.

F. J. Saltzman

Lovina Elizabeth (Lahman) Saltzman

Mary Peyton Eskridge