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John Loomis Chamberlain, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, 1919, “for exceptionally meritorious service to the United States Govt”. Club: Army and Navy.


Chamberlain, John Loomis was born on January 20, 1858 in New York, United States. Son of Jabez Lewis and Charity (Hart) Chamberlain.


Preparatory education Geneseo State Normal School, 1872-1876. Appointed from New York, and graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1880.


Commissioned second lieutenant First Artillery, June 12, 1880. Promoted through grades to major general, March 28, 1921. Instructor United States Military Academy, 1884-1888.

Graduate Artillery School, 1890. Special field officer’s course, Army Service School, 1912. Army War College, 1912-1913.

In campaign against Sioux Indians, 1890-1891. Chief ordnance officer department of Missouri, 1891-1893. Instructor military science and tactics, Peekskill Military Academy, 1895-1896.

Military attache, Vienna, 1897-1898. With United States siege train and 7th Army Corps, United States Volunteers, 1898-1899. Inspector-general California and P.I., 1901-1905, and in campaign against Moros, April 1903.

Inspector-general Pacific Division, December 1906-June 30, 1907, Department of the East, August 13, 1907-June 30, 1909, Philippine Division, September 1, 1909-September 15, 1911, Western Division, November 11, 1911-August 15, 1912, Western Department, August, 1913-September 1914. Department inspector, Eastern Department, 1914. Inspector-general United States Army, with rank of brigadier general, February 21, 1917.

Promoted to major general, I.G., October 6, 1917. Tour of inspection American Expeditionary Force in France, July 10-September 20, 1918. Retired November 6, 1921.

Tour of inspection of all activities under the War Department in Great Britain and Europe July, August, and September 1920. Four months tour of Europe, the Near East and Africa July, August, September and November 1921.


Club: Army and Navy.


Married Carolyn Marrow, September 9, 1896 (died February 9, 1947). Children: John Loomis, Mary Carolyn.

Jabez Lewis Chamberlain

Charity (Hart) Chamberlain

Carolyn Marrow

John Loomis Chamberlain

Mary Carolyn Chamberlain