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army officer

Dennis Edward Nolan, American army officer.


Nolan, Dennis Edward was born on April 22, 1872 in Akron, New York, United States. Son of Martin Nolan.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1896.


Commissioned add, Second lieutenant 3d Infantry, June 12, 1896. Second lieutenant 1st Infantry, August 27, 1896. First lieutenant of infantry, December 14, 1898.

Assigned to 1st Infantry, January 1, 1899. Translations 13th Infantry, March 14, 1890. Major 11th United States Cavalry, August 10, 1899.

Honorary discharged vols., March 13, 1901. Captain 30th infantry, July 6, 1901. Major, July 1, 1916; lieutenant colonel (temporary), August 5, 1917.

Colonel (temporary), August 5, 1917. Brigadier general (temporary), August 8, 1918. Brigadier general regular army, March 6, 1921.

Major general, January 18, 1925. In Cuba, Spanish-American War. Participted in Battle of El Caney, July 1, 1898.

A.-d.-c. to Brig. General Chambers McKibbin, at Santiago, Cuba, and Montauk Pt., New York. Duty at Camp Meade, Maryland., and Camp McKenzie, Georgia. In Philippines, 1901-1902, 1906-1911, in Alaska, 1912-1913.

Duty General Staff, 1903-1906, 1915-1919. Arrived in France, June 9, 1917. With General Staff Corps, Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917-1919, chief of Intelligence Service, Advertising Educational Foundation, until demobilization.

Commanded 55th Brigade, 28th Division, in Argonne-Meuse offensive. Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Army, September 14, 1924. Chief of Army representative with Preparatory Commision on Reduction and Limitation of Armaments, Geneva, 1926-1927.

Commander 5th Corps Area, 1997-1931, 2d Corps Area, 1931-1936. Retired. Director states participation New York World’s Fair, 1936-1940. Chairman of the board of trustees Citizens Budget Commission, New York City, 1940-1951.

Recommended for bvts. of First lieutenant and captain, United States Army, for services in Spanish-American War. Distinguished Service Medal, 1918, “for organizing and administering the Intelligence Service”. Distinguished Service Cross, “for conduct in action” at Apremont.

Croix de Guerre with Palm and Commander Legion of Honor (France). Commander of the Bath (Great Britain) Commander of the Crown (Italy). Commander of the Crown (Belgium).

Medal of La Solidaridad (Panama).


Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Julia Grant Sharp, August 21, 1901. Children: Dennis Edward (deceased), Ellen Honora.

Martin Nolan. Nolan

Julia Grant Sharp

Dennis Edward Nolan (deceased)

Ellen Honora Nolan