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army officer

Charles Tillman Harris, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (World War I), Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit (World World War II). Member Army Ordnance Association (awarded Rice gold medal for notable contribution to ordnance progress, 1944), Sigma Chi.

Background

Harris, Charles Tillman was born on March 31, 1884 in Mexia, Texas, United States. Son of Charles Tillman and Cornelia Jane (Womack) Harris.

Education

Student of University of Texas, 1902-1903. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1907. Graduated from Army War College, 1924, Army Industrial College, 1926.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant C.A.C., United States Army, 1907, advanced through grades to rank of major general, 1941. Served as lieutenant colonel and colonel, Ordnance Department, National Army, in ammunition production during World War I. Director Planning Branch, Office of Assistant Secretary of War, 1934-1938.

Commanded Watertown Assenal, 1937. Assistant chief of ordnance, in charge industrial service, Ordnance Department, 1938-1942. Commanding general, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland., 1942-1946.

Retired from active duty, July 1, 1946.

Membership

Member Army Ordnance Association (awarded Rice gold medal for notable contribution to ordnance progress, 1944), Sigma Chi.

Connections

Married Kate Alexander Marvin, June 15, 1907.

father:
Charles Tillman Harris

mother:
Cornelia Jane (Womack) Harris

spouse:
Kate Alexander Marvin