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Edgar L. Clewell, American army officer. Decorated Victory National Defense and Pennsylvania Flood Service and European Theater Service medals; United States Army Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Ribbon, and French Legion of Honor; awarded citation, National Committee for Mental Hygiene. Member National Committee for Mental Hygiene, National Sojourners, Heroes of ’76.; Mason (Shriner).


Clewell, Edgar L. was born on July 22, 1896 in Bethesda, Minnesota, United States. Son of Robert Eugene and Mamie Christina (Gillie) Clewell.


Graduate Nazareth Hall Military Academy, Pennsylvania, 1912. Bachelor of Arts, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1916, Doctor of Laws, 1945. A.M. Columbia, 1922; grad Tank School, 1923, Signal School, 1934, Command and General staff schedul, 1940.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, Infantry, United States Army, August 15, 1917, advanced through the grades to brigadier general (temporary), 1942. Signal officer 4th Army Corps, 1940. Executive officer Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, 1940-1942.

Appointed commanding general Eastern Signal Corps Replacement Training Center, 1942, Chicago Signal Depot and Assistant Chief, Signal Corps Procurement and Distribution Service for Western Area, and ASF Representative for War Production Board Region VI, 1943-1944. Director of Signal Supply, European Theatre of Operations, 1944. Assistant chief Procurement and Distribution Service, chief, 1945-1946.

Office, Chief Signal Officer, Washington, 1945. Retired, 1946.


Member National Committee for Mental Hygiene, National Sojourners, Heroes of ’76. Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Mildred Sager, June 13, 1918.

Robert Eugene Clewell

Mamie Christina (Gillie) Clewell

Mildred Sager