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army officer

Elbridge Gerry Chapman, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart. Member Phi Gamma Delta.; Mason.

Background

Chapman, Elbridge Gerry was born on November 20, 1895 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Elbridge Gerry and Florence Fairfield (Lake) Chapman.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Colorado, 1917, Bachelor of Laws, 1920. Student New College, University of Oxford, England, 1919, Law School, Northwestern University, 1923-1924.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant Infantry, United States Army, 1917, advanced through grades to major general (temporary), 1943. Legal staff Governor General, P.I., 1932-1935. Command and General staff schedul, 1938.

Commanding general Airbonre Command, since 1942.

Membership

Member Phi Gamma Delta.

Connections

Married Margaret Elene, June 8, 1927. 1 child, Craig.

father:
Elbridge Gerry Chapman

mother:
Florence Fairfield (Lake) Chapman

spouse:
Margaret Elene

child:
Craig Chapman