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army officer

John Fisher Preston, American army officer. Awarded Silver Star and cited for gallantry in action”; nominated for brevet captain, Santiago, 1898. Director National Bank of Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Served in Santiago Campaign, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Background

Preston, John Fisher was born on November 5, 1872 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Son of John Fisher and Eliza (Thomas) Preston.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Baltimore City College, 1890. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1894. Distinguished graduate School of the Line, 1920.

Graduate General staff schedul, 1921. Army War College, 1923. Member General Staff Corps eligible list.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant 16th United States Infantry, 1894. Promoted through grades to colonel, July 1, 1920.

Membership

Served in Santiago Campaign, Spanish-American War, 1898. Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Meeta Campbell Graham, December 23, 1896.

father:
John Fisher Preston

mother:
Eliza (Thomas) Preston

spouse:
Meeta Campbell Graham