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Military officer

Frederick Leonard Devereux, American military officer. Awarded medal for exceptional civilian service by War Department.


Devereux, Frederick Leonard was born on July 19, 1882 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Frank Nicholas and Caroline Elizabeth (Gheen) Devereux.


Bachelor of Arts, Gonzaga College, 1902, Master of Arts, 1903. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1906, Doctor of Philosophy., 1917.


Traffic manager for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Сompany, Washington, 1903-1909. Auditor disbursements Bell Telephone Сompany of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1909-1911. Auditor American Tel.

& Tel. County, New York City, 1911-1919. General auditor Northwestern Bell Telephone Сompany, Omaha, Nebraska, 1919-1922. Sales manager Bell Telephone Securities County, New York City, 1922-1923, vice president, 1923-1929.

General manager Elec. Research Products, Inc. (subsidiary of Western Electric Company), 1929-1931.

Vice president Erpi Picture Consultants, Inc., 1932-1938.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) The Educational Talking Picture. The Strings of Shotford. Originated and developed the talking picture for educational use.

      Contributor to educational and technical mags.


Served as major, Quartermaster Corps., later colonel, Purchase, Storage and Traffic Division, General Staff, United States Army, World War. Member arbitration panel New York Stock Exchange, 1939-1942. Chairman Westchester County Recruiting Committee for Citizens’ Military Training Camps since 1924.

Member New York Elec: Society (vice president 1929), Telephone Pioneers of America, American Legion (past commander Bronxville Post), Quartermasters Association United States Army (vice president 1919-1928), Military Order World War (senior vice commander New York chapter 1927), New York Society Military and Naval Officers, Reserve Officers Association (Vice-President for New York 1923), Companion Ordnance Association, Foreign Policy Association. Club: Metropolitan (Washington).


Married Francis Beardsley Clark, November 20, 1912 (died March 2, 1922).; married second, Margaret Green Dargan, January 13, 1938. Children: Frederick Leonard, Elizabeth Clark (Mistress.

Frank Nicholas Devereux

Caroline Elizabeth (Gheen) Devereux

Francis Beardsley Clark


Frederick Leonard Devereux

Elizabeth Clark (Mrs Devereux