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colonel , TJS Army

Edward Robert CH RISM AN, American Colonel, TJ.S. Army. Member, Defense Bd.. Panama Canal Zone, 1917-1918; retired as Colonel, 1921. Member of Masons, York Rite and Mystic Shrine; Elks; Scabbard and Blade Military Order of Foreign Wars; Eastern Star; Grand Commandery, Knights Templar (Officer).

Background

CH RISM AN, Edward Robert was born on August 13, 1866 in Connersville, Indiana, United States. Son of Jessie Swisher and Catharine Yerlinda (Price) Chrisman.

Education

TJ.S.M.A., 1888; School of Submarine Mining, Willetts Point, New York.

Career

Y. Lieutenant Colonel, 1916, Colonel, 1917. Brigadier General, National Army, 1918. Professor, Military Science and Tactics, University of Idaho, 1894-1898.

1902-1905 and since 1919, S. Dakota Agriculture College, 1909-1911. Served in Sioux Indian Outbreak, 1890-1891. Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, Cuba, and Luzon, 1898-1902.

Pulajan Troubles, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 1906-1907. Commander Fort Gibbon, Tanana, Alaska, 1911-1912. TJ.S. Forces in Porto Rico, World War, 1918-1919.

Porto Rico Regiment and Post at Las Cascades, in Panama Canal Zone, 1917-1918. Silver Star Citation for gallantry in action.

Membership

Member, Defense Bd. Panama Canal Zone, 1917-1918. Retired as Colonel, 1921.

Member of Masons, York Rite and Mystic Shrine. Elks; Scabbard and Blade Military Order of Foreign Wars. Eastern Star; Grand Commandery, Knights Templar (Officer).

Connections

Spouse Florence Isabelle Ryan, March 28, 1892, Brooklyn, N.