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army officer

Edgar Russel, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, 1919; Companion of the Bath (British), 1919; Commander Legion of Honor (French), 1919. Delaware International Radio Conference, London, 1912; member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Institute Radio Engs. member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Institute Radio Engs.

Background

Russel, Edgar was born on February 20, 1862 in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, United States. Son of Richard and Elizabeth (Williams) Russel.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1887.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant 3d Artillery, June 12, 1887. First lieutenant 5th Artillery, November 2, 1893. Translations to 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898.

Captain signal officer vols., June 20, 1898. Major signal officer, April 12, 1901. Honorary discharged vols., June 30, 1901.

First lieutenant Signal Corps, United States of America, August 30, 1900. Captain, February 2, 1901. Major, July 6, 1904; lieutenant colonel, July 1, 1916.

Colonel, April 12, 1917. Brigadier general N.A., October 2, 1917. Brigadier general United States of America, October 11, 1921.

Major general, December 5, 1922. Retired from active service, December 6, 1922. Instructor chemistry and assistant professor of chemistry, mineralogy and geology, United States Military Academy, 1893-1898.

Commanded Signal Corps Company, Philippine Islands, 1898-1900. Chief signal officer, Department Southern Luzon, 1900. Duty Office of Chief Signal Officer, Washington, District of Columbia, 1901-1903.

Assisted in laying Washington-Alaska Cable, 1903, and installing same, 1904. In charge Sitka-Valdez cable, 1904-1905. Assistant to chief of Signal Office, Washington, District of Columbia, 1906-1908.

Director Army Signal School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1908-1912. Duty Office of Chief Signal Officer, Washington, District of Columbia, 1912-1915. Chief signal officer, Hawaii, 1916.

Same, Southern Department, 1916-1917. Chief signal officer, American Expeditionary Force, with General Pershing, May 29, 1917, until departure for United States, July 15, 1919. Honorary discharged as brigadier general N.A., August 15, 1919.

Brigadier general United States of America, October 11, 1921. Signal officer, Eastern Department, New York City, September 3, since 1919. Recommended for bvts. by General Lawton and Major General MacArthur, “for exceptionally skillful and meritorious services,” in P.I.

Membership

Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Institute Radio Engs.

Connections

Married Florence Kimball, April.

father:
Richard Russel

mother:
Elizabeth (Williams) Russel

spouse:
Florence Kimball