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John Mcauley Palmer, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States), 1918, oak leaf cluster, 1946; Officer Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre (French); Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus (Italian).

Background

Palmer, John Mcauley was born on April 23, 1870 in Carlinville, Illinois, United States. Son of John Mayo and Ellen (Robertson) Palmer.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1892. Honor graduated from Army School of the Line, 1909. Graduate General Staff College, 1910.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant infantry, June 11, 1892. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, December 4, 1922. Served in Cuba, 1899.

Boxer Campaign, China, 1900. Instructor chemistry United States Military Academy, 1901-1906. Governor District of Lanao, P.I., 1906-1907.

General Staff Corps, 1911-1912, 16-20. Member committee appointed by Secretary of War Stimson, 1912. To report on organization of land forces of United States.

Assistant chief of staff Author: Army of the People, 1916. Statesmanship of Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917-1918. Commander 58th Infantry Brig., Meuse-Argonne offensive, 1918.

Duty as military adviser to Senate Committee on Military Affairs, 1919-1920. Member technical staff Conference on Limitation of Armament, 1921-1922. Aide-de-camp to General Pershing, 1921-1923.

Commanded 19th Infantry Brig., Canal Zone, 1923-1925. Retired, 1926; recalled to active duty, 1941-1946.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Army of the People, 1916. Statesmanship of War, 1927. Washington, Lincoln, Wilson—Three War Statesmen, 1930.

      General von Steuben, 1937. America in Arms, 1941, review edit., 1943. Contributor to mags.

Membership

Member committee appointed by Secretary of War Stimson, 1912. Member technical staff Conference on Limitation of Armament, 1921-1922. Member of the United States Infantry Association, American Legion.

Mason.; Club: Army and Navy.

Connections

Married Maude Laning, June 14, 1893. Children: John McAuley (deceased), Mary Laning (Mistress.

father:
John Mayo Palmer

mother:
Ellen (Robertson) Palmer

spouse:
Maude Laning

children:
John McAuley Palmer (deceased)

Mary Laning (Mrs Palmer