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Edwin Colyer Mcneil, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (United States); Order of University Palms, Legion of Honor (France); Officer d’Academic with Silver Palms. Member American Logion, Phi Delta Theta.


Mcneil, Edwin Colyer was born on November 13, 1882 in Alexandria, Minnesota, United States. Son of Robert John and Alice Elizabeth (Hill) NcN.


Student of University Minnesota, 1900-1901. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1907. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1916.

Graduate General staff schedul, Langras, France, 1918, Army War College, 1923.


1 daughter, Mary Watts (Mistress W.D. Sloan, Junior). Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1907, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1942. Instructor in law, United States Military Academy, 1910-1913.

District judge advisory, El Paso, Texas, and judge advisory 90th Division, Camp Travis, Texas, 1916-1918. Assistant judge advisory general, General Headquarters, Advertising Educational Foundation, Chaumont and Paris, France, 1917-1919, Washington, 1919-1920. In Judge Advisory General’ General’ s Office, 1920-1922, Chairman of the Board review, 1929-1933, 36-42, assistant to judge advisory general, 1936-1942.

Professor of law, United States Military Academy, 1923-1929, with temporary rank of lieutenant colonel. Judge advisory 1st Division, Governor’s Island, New York, 1933-1936. Assistant judge advisory general in charge of branch office, European Theater, 1943-1946.

Later liaison officer, War Department Advisory Committee on Military Justice. Special assistant to Secretary of Army, since 1950.


Member American Logion, Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Chevy Chase Country, Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Mary Kingsbury MacKay, October 16, 1915.

Robert John NcN.

Alice Elizabeth (Hill) NcN.

Mary Kingsbury MacKay