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George Arthur Lynch, American army officer. awarded D. member general staff corps, 1917-1923, 1925-1929, 1933-1935; Club: Army and Navy, Washington.


Lynch, George Arthur was born on March 12, 1880 in Blairstown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Patrick Henry and Mary (Early) Lynch.


Student State University Iowa, 1897-1898. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1903, Army War College, 1930.


Entered United States Army as Second lieutenant 1903, advanced through the grades to colonel, September 1935. Member general staff corps, 1917-1923, 1925-1929, 1933-1935. Emergency officer with advanced rank, World War, 1917-1920.

Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, Officer d’Arcademie Silver Palms. Administrative officer and actg. administrator NRA, Washington, April-November 1934. Commanded United States Army Troops in China, 1935-1937.

Major general, chief of infantry, May 24, 1937. Retired, April 30, 1941.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Infantry Drill Regulations, American Expeditionary Force, 1919. Field Service Regulations, United States Army (with General J. L. DeWitt), 1923. Infantry Field Manual (with Generals Ridgeley Gaither, Junior, and Richard G. Tindall), 1940.

      Editor: United States Infantry Journal, 1914-1916.


Member general staff corps, 1917-1923, 1925-1929, 1933-1935. Club: Army and Navy, Washington.


Married Gladys Mona Chynoweth, June 16, 1906.; married second to Mildred Pelzer, 1952. Children: George Edward, Gladys Mona (Mistress Howell Hopson Jordan), Bradford Chynoweth, James Henry.

Patrick Henry Lynch

Mary (Early) Lynch

Gladys Mona Chynoweth

second to Mildred Pelzer

James Henry Lynch

Gladys Mona Lynch (Mistress Howell Hopson Jordan)

Bradford Chynoweth Lynch

George Edward Lynch