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army officer

George Jr. Bell, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Knight Commander St. Michael and St. George (British); Commander Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palm (French).

Background

Bell, George Jr. was born on January 23, 1859 in Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Son of George (brigadier general United States of America) and Isabella (McCormick) B.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1880. Student University of Minnesota College of Law, 1891-1892. Bachelor of Laws, Cornell Univercity College of Law, 1894.

Admitted to New York bar.

Career

Major General Robert Ransom, of Newbern, North Carolina, January 5, 1885. Commissioned 2d literature 3d Infantry, June 12, 1880. Advanced through grades to brigadier general July 17, 1914.

Major general N.A., August 5, 1917. Major general regular army, March 22, 1921. Retired from active service, November 30, 1922.

Professor military science and tactics, Cornell Univercity, 1892-1896. Participated in Cuba Campaign, before Santiago, 1898, and recommended for brevetted of major. In Philippine Insurrection, 1900-1903.

With his command captured General Vincente Lukban, head of insurrection in Samar and Leyte, ending insurrection in Samar. Campaign against Pulajanes, in Leyte, 1907, and captured the leader, who also was high priest, bringing peace to the island. In inspector general’s department, 1907-1913.

Head of military mission to Swiss maneuvers, 1911. Appointed commander Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, September 1917. Appointed commander 33d division (Prairie), 3d A.C., American Expeditionary Force, July 1918.

Commander 6th Corps Area, Chicago, 1921. President Hill State Bank.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Huntt, d.

father:
George Bell

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Huntt