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Francis H. Lanahan Edit Profile

army officer

Francis H. Lanahan, American army officer, retired. Member Association Graduates United States Military Academy Knights of Columbus; Club: Army and Navy Country (Washington).

Background

Lanahan, Francis H. was born on October 28, 1897 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Francis Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Rogers) Lanahan.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1920. Graduate Field Artillery School, 1921, Signal Corps School, 1928, Infantry School, 1934, Command and General staff schedul, 1936.

Career

Private, National Guard, 1917. Second in command Lieutenant Coast Artillery, 1920. Transferred Field Artillery, September 1920.

First lieutenant, July 1920, transferred to Signal Corps, September 1926. Captain, August 1935, and advanced to major general, March 1945. Staff officer Signal School, 1928-1930.

Instructor Command General staff schedul, 1936-1940. War Department, 1940-1943. Overseas, 1943-1947; commanding general, Fort Monmouth, 1947-1951.

Became chief signal officer Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe, 1951. Assistant department chief of staff for Logistics, United States Army, retired: vice president, general manager Federal Electric Corporation, Clifton, New Jersey, 1955-1975.

Membership

Member Association Graduates United States Military Academy Knights of Columbus. Club: Army and Navy Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Dorothy Carey, February 18, 1928. Children: Anne Clarke, Frank (deceased), Michael Carey.

father:
Francis Henry Lanahan

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Rogers) Lanahan

spouse:
Dorothy Carey

children:
Anne Clarke Lanahan

Frank Lanahan (deceased)

Michael Carey Lanahan