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army officer

Claude Ernest Brigham, American army officer.

Background

Brigham, Claude Ernest was born on April 14, 1878 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Reeder Smith and Mary (Goe) Brigham.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy 1901. Honorary graduate Coast Artillery School, 1909, graduate advanced course, 1910.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant Artillery Corps, 1901. Promoted through grades to major general and chief of Chemical Warfare Service, May 24, 1933. Instructor and director artillery and submarine mine defense, Coast Artillery School, 1914-1917.

Assistant to chief, Coast Artillery, Washington, District of Columbia, 1917-1919. Lieutenant colonel, colonel (temporary) Germany, England, 1919-1920. Commander Fort Monroe, officer in office of chief of Commerce.W.S., 1921-1929.

Commanding officer Edgewood (Maryland.) Arsenal, and commandant Chemical Warfare School, 1929-1933. Chief of Chemical Warfare Service, 1933-1937. Major general, retired, 1937.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Eliza Dorr, October 18, 1905. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Ernest Dorr (deceased).

father:
Reeder Smith Brigham

mother:
Mary (Goe) Brigham

spouse:
Eliza Dorr

children:
Mary Elizabeth Brigham

Ernest Dorr Brigham (deceased)