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Duncan Kennedy Major Edit Profile

army officer

Duncan Kennedy Major, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, 1919, Purple Heart, 1937. Served in Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1900, Boxer Rebellion in China, 1900, World War, 1918-1919, as chief of staff 26th Division American Expeditionary Force; Club: Army and Navy.

Background

Major, Duncan Kennedy was born on April 2, 1876 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Duncan Kennedy and Kate (Olwell) Major.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1899. Distinguished graduate Infantry-Cavalry School, 1906. Graduated from Army Staff College, 1907, Army War College, 1912.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant infantry, February 15, 1899. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, November 1, 1935.

Membership

Served in Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1900, Boxer Rebellion in China, 1900, World War, 1918-1919, as chief of staff 26th Division American Expeditionary Force. Club: Army and Navy.

Connections

Married Ruth, daughter of James Edward and Ann (Parker) Barkley.

father:
Duncan Kennedy Major

father:
James Edward Major

mother:
Kate (Olwell) Major

mother:
Ann (Parker) Barkley. Major

spouse:
Ruth