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army officer.

George Veazey Strong, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart (United States), Legion of Honor (France). Adviser to Traffic in Arms Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 1925; technical adviser Preparatory Commission, 1927-1930; military adviser, Disarmament Conference, 1930-1934. Adviser, Dumbarton Oaks Conference, 1944, Pan-American Conference, Mexico City, 1945. Mason.

Background

Strong, George Veazey was born on March 14, 1880 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Winder and Elizabeth (Veazey) Strong.

Education

Student Michigan Military Academy, 1898-1900. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1904. Bachelor of Laws, Northwestern University, 1916, Doctor of Laws, 1943.

Graduated from Army War College, 1924, Command and General staff schedul, 1931.

Career

Second lieutenant cavalry, United States Army, June 15, 1904, and advanced through the grades to major general April 1941. Retired February 1944. Became assistant chief of staff, October 1938.

Commanding general 8th Army Corps, May, 1941. Appointed head Military Intelligence, June, 1942. Joint chiefs of staff, April 1944-1945.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Japanese-English Military Dictionary, 1911. Common Chinese-Japanese Characters, 1911.

Membership

Mason.; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Gerda E. Loenholm, June 2, 1909. Children: George Loenholm, Elizabeth Veazey (deceased), William Ronald, Commissioned.

father:
John Winder Strong

mother:
Elizabeth (Veazey) Strong

spouse:
Gerda E. Loenholm

children:
George Loenholm Strong

Elizabeth Veazey Strong (deceased)

William Ronald Strong

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