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brigadier-general United States of America

Edgar Swartwout Dudley, brigadier-general United States of America. Mason (33°).


Dudley, Edgar Swartwout was born on June 14, 1845 in Oppenheim, New York, United States. Son of James Madison and Maria (Swartwout) Dudley.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1870. Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School (Union U.), 1875. (Doctor of Laws, University of Nebraska, 1904).


1st New York Light Artillery, May 28-November 28, 1864. Second lieutenant 2d United States Artillery, June 15, 1870. First lieutenant, October 29, 1875.

Captain assistant quartermaster, December 20, 1892. Major judge advocate, February 2, 1901. Lieutenant-colonel judge advocate, May 24, 1901.

Colonel judge advocate, November 22, 1903. Brig.-general, retired at age limit, June 14, 1909. Professor military science and tactics, University of Nebraska, 1876-1879 and 1884-1888.

Major and Lieutenant-colonel United States vols., judge advocate, Division of Cuba, and legal adviser in civil and military affairs, of military Governors of Cuba (Generals John R. Brook and Leonard Wood), December, 1898-May 21, 1901. Professor of law, United States Military Academy, July 31, 1901, until retirement. President Alumni Association Albany Law School, 1909-1910.

Member American Society International Law, National Geography Society, Johnstown (New York) History Society (a founder), New York State History Society, Society Colonial Wars, S.A.R., Society War 1812, Loyal Legion, Society Army of Potomac, Naval and Military Order Spanish-American War.



Mason (33°); Clubs: Union League, Army and Navy (New York), Army, Fort Monroe (Virginia), Fort Thomas (Kentucky), Fort Leavenworth (Kansas), West Point (New York), Colonial (Johnstown, New York.


Married Mary S. Hillabrandt, Sammonsville, New York, June 22, 1870.

James Madison Dudley

Maria (Swartwout) Dudley

Mary S. Hillabrandt