Frank Watson Carpenter, American military officer.
Carpenter, Frank Watson was born on June 16, 1871 in Corinth, New York, United States. Son of Franklin and Amanda M. (Watson) Carpenter.
Graduate High School, Saratoga Springs, 1885. Studied law under Judge Charles S. Lobingier.
Private and corporal 8th United States Infantry, non-commissioned staff officer United States of America, 1889-1895. Civil service employee, War Department, 1895-1898. Private secretary to commanding general 4th United States Army Corps, 1898.
Chief clerk headquarters General Lawton in Philippines and 1st Division 8th Army Corps, 1899-1901. Private secretary to the United States military governor of P.I., 1901. Chief clerk Executive Bureau Philippine Government, 1902-1904.
Assistant executive secretary, 1904-1908, executive secretary, February 1, 1908-December 15, 1913. Government Depts. of Mindanao and Sulu, Government P.I., December 16, since 1913.