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physician , army officer

Clyde Mckay Beck, American army officer (retired), physician. Awarded Legion of Merit. Mason.; Clubs.


Beck, Clyde Mckay was born on December 15, 1886 in Keatchie, Louisiana, United States. Son of James Alston and Donna (McKay) Beck.


Graduate in Pharmacy. University of South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1906. Doctor of Medicine College Physicians and Surgical, Memphis, 1908.


Practiced general medicine until 1917. Served with 90th Division, United States Army, World War I, continued army career, serving at Camp Pike, Arkansas, 1920-1921, Fort Lewis, Washington, 1921-1922, Presidio of San Francisco, 1923-1925, Manila, P.I., 1926-1927, Army and Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1928-1932, Fort Myer, Virginia, 1932-1936, Panama Canal, 1936-1938, Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island, 1938-1939. Professor military science and tactics Georgetown Medical School, Washington, 1939-1940.

Commanding officer Station Hospital, Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, 1941-1942, Ashford General Hospital, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, 1942-1946, Pratt General Hospital, Coral Gables, Florida, 1946-1947. Brigadier general retired, 1947. Manager Kennedy V.A. Hospital, Memphis, 1948-1951.


Mason.; Clubs.


Married Dorothy Brema Coors, June 29, 1909. Children: Eleanor (Mistress John Freeman Kerkam), James Alston.

James Alston Beck

Donna (McKay) Beck

Dorothy Brema Coors

James Alston Beck

Eleanor Beck (Mistress John Freeman Kerkam)