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David Mclean Crawford, American army officer. Awarded Commander of the Most Illustrious Order of the British Empire. member International Radio Consulting Committee, Bucarest, Romania, 1937; Mason.


Crawford, David Mclean was born on October 10, 1889 in Flanders, New Jersey, United States. Son of Darwin McLean and Grace May (Graybill) Crawford.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1912. S.M. Entertainment, Yale, 1922. Command and General staff schedul, 1932-1934.

Army War College, 1940.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1912, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1942. Instructor and assistant professor of chemistry and electricity, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1916-1921. Director Communications Engineering Department, United States Army Signal School, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, 1922-1924.

Signal officer, Panama Canal Division, 1924-1927. Assistant professor chemical and electricity, United States Military Academy, 1927-1928. Chief, war plans and training division, office chief signal officer, War Department, 1928-1932.

Instructor Pennsylvania National Guard, 1934-1935. Chief communications liaison division Office Chief Signal Officer, 1936-1939. United States member International Radio Consulting Committee, Bucarest, Romania, 1937.

Technical advisor, United States delegate to Inter-American Radio Conference, Havana, Cuba, 1937, to the United States delegate to International Radio Convention, Cairo, Egypt, 1938. United States delegate to Central American Regional Radio Conference, Guatemala City, 1939. Signal officer Hq. II Corps Area, Government's Isl., New York, 1940.

Signal officer VII Army Corps, 1941. Air defense officer GHQ Air Force Headquarters, Bolling Field, District of Columbia, 1941-1942. Chairman Army Communications Board, War Department, 1942-1943.

Communications chief coordinator, United States Joint Army-Navy Communications Board, and Inter-Allied Combined Communications Board, 1942-1946. Retired, 1946.


Member International Radio Consulting Committee, Bucarest, Romania, 1937.


Married Mistress; children (by previous marriage): David McLean, Leslie McLean (Mistress John Jamieson Frost), James Tracy.

Darwin McLean Crawford

Grace May (Graybill) Crawford