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army officer

Clarence Self Ridley, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, 1946; Order of Hamayoun, 2d Class of Iran, 1947; Officer Order of Leopold by King of Belgium.


Ridley, Clarence Self was born on June 22, 1883 in Corydon, Indiana, United States. Son of William and Margaret (Inman) Ridley.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1905.


Commissioned Second lieutenant Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 1905, advanced through the grades to colonel, 1935, brigadier general, 1938, major general, 1941. Governor Panama Canal and president and director Panama Railroad Company, 1936-1940. Duty with 3d Division, Fort Lewis, Washington, 1940-1941.

Commanding general 6th Division, Fort Snelling, January 1941. Chief military mission to Iran, 1942-1946. Retired 1947.


Married Bessie Thomson, July 10, 1907.

William Ridley

Margaret (Inman) Ridley

Bessie Thomson