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army officer , corporation executive

Clovis E. Byers, American army officer, corporation executive. Member Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, Phi Gamma Delta.


Byers, Clovis E. was born on November 5, 1899 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of William Ethelbert and Minnie (Potter) Byers.


Student Ohio State University, 1917-1918. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1920. Student Cavalry School, 1920-1921, 30-31, Signal School, 1923-1924.

Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1936, Army War College, 1940.


1 son, Clayton Potter. Commissioned Second lieutenant cavalry, United States Army, 1920, advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, 1955. Chief staff 77th Division, 1942, 1st Corps, 1942-1943, 8th Army, 1944.

Commanding general 82d Airborne Division, 1948-1949. Deputy assistant chief staff G-1, Department of Army, 1949-1951. Commanding general X Corps, Korea, 1951, XVI Corps, Japan, 1952.

Chief staff Allied Forces Southern Europe, 1952-1954. Deputy commanding National War College, 1954-1955. Commandant North Atlantic Treaty Organization Defense College, Paris, 1955-1957.

Military adviser assistant secretary defense for international security affairs, 1957-1959. Retired, 1959; executive vice president Council Economics Growth and Security, Inc., New York City, 1960-1961, now member board directors. Vice president General Telephone & electronics corporation, Washington, 1961-1968.


Member Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase, 1925 F Street, Carlton (Washington).


Married Marie Richards, July 14, 1921.

William Ethelbert Byers

Minnie (Potter) Byers

Marie Richards