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army officer

Harrison Summers Kerrick, American army officer. Served in Cuba, 1898-1899, Philippines. 1899-1901, and 1925-1927; Fellow American Geography Society; member Military Order Foreign Wars. Military and Naval Order Spanish-American War, National Sojourners, Sigma Chi, Pi Gamma Mu; member of national Executive Committee American Legion. Department Philippine Islands, 1928-1936.; Mason (32 degree).

Background

Kerrick, Harrison Summers was born on October 13, 1873 in Minonk, Woodford Company, Illinois, United States. Son of Josiah and Margaret (Hollenbeck) Kerrick.

Education

Student Illinois Wesleyan University, 1890-1892. Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois Normal School, Dixon, 1894. Graduate Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1906.

Career

Teacher and principal public schools, Illinois, 1892-1898, div. superintendent schools, P.I., 1901, enlisted Company G, 2d Illinois Vol. Infantry, June 18, 1898, and advanced through grades to captain 30th Vol. Infantry, 1899; appointed Second lieutenant artillery corps, regular army.

July 1, 1901; promoted through grades to colonel, March 20, 1926.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Military and Naval America. 1916

    • The Flag of the United States, 1925. Lectures: (illustrated) The Evolution of the United States Flag.

      Flags Famous in American History. Prize essayist Military Service Institution, silver medalist, 1908, gold medalist, 1913.

Religion

It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Bible is the primary source of theology and doctrine, with three others being tradition, reason and experience.

Membership

Served in Cuba, 1898-1899, Philippines. 1899-1901, and 1925-1927. Fellow American Geography Society.

Member Military Order Foreign Wars. Military and Naval Order Spanish-American War, National Sojourners, Sigma Chi, Pi Gamma Mu. Member of national Executive Committee American Legion.

Department Philippine Islands, 1928-1936. Mason (32 degree).; Clubs: Army and Navy, Army, Navy and Marine Corps Country (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Lena May Clark of Urbana, Illinois, October 21, 1903.

father:
Josiah Kerrick

mother:
Margaret (Hollenbeck) Kerrick

spouse:
Lena May Clark of Urbana