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army officer

Edward Croft, American army officer. Decorated Silver Star, Purple Heart (M.S.A.). Mason.

Background

Croft, Edward was born on July 11, 1875 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Edward and Mary Eliza (Pearson) Croft.

Education

Student South Carolina. Military Academy, 1892 to 1896. Graduate Infantry-Cavalry School, 1904, School of Line, 1920, General Staff School, 1921, Army War College, 1924.

Career

1 son, Edward. Second lieutenant, Infantry, United States of America, July 9, 1898. Advanced through grades to major, May 15, 1917. Lieutenant colonel, Infantry, N.A., August 5, 1917, colonel, June 17, 1918.

Lieutenant colonel, United States of America, July 1, 1920. Advanced through grades to major general, May 6, 1933. Chief of Infantry, United States of America, May 6, since 1933.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Maribel Williams, February 8, 1905.

father:
Edward Croft

mother:
Mary Eliza (Pearson) Croft

spouse:
Maribel Williams