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Military officer

John Stephen Sewell, American military officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Officer Legion of Honor (France); Officier Order of Leopold (Belgium); Norman medal, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1906. Served under Charles G. Dawes during organization of the United States budget, 1921; member Budget Commission to Dominican Republic, 1929.

Background

Sewell, John Stephen was born on January 16, 1869 in Butler’s Landing, Tennessee, United States. Son of Caleb Witt and Sarah Seaton (Miller) Sewell.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1891.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant Engineer Corps, United States of America, 1891. Served as major and lieutenant colonel 1st Vol. Engineers, Puerto Rican Expedition, Spanish-American War.

Resigned from United States of America, January 31, 1908. Vice-president and general manager Alabama Marble Company, 1907-1919 (on leave of absence during World War), president, since 1919. Colonel Engineer Corps, National Army, 1917-1918.

Section engineer, St. Nazaire, France, August 1917-August 1918. Commanding officer Base Section Northern 1, St. Nazaire, August 1918-February 1919, Base Section Northern 9, Antwerp and Rotterdam, February-July 1919. Colonel Engineer R.C., since 1919.

Membership

Served under Charles G. Dawes during organization of the United States budget, 1921. Member Budget Commission to Dominican Republic, 1929.

Connections

Married Agnes Temple Lyon, July 6, 1894.

father:
Caleb Witt Sewell

mother:
Sarah Seaton (Miller) Sewell

spouse:
Agnes Temple Lyon