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army officer

John Watt Page, American army officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Ribbon Texas Meritorious Service medal with four acorns. Member Rosicrucian Order, American Legion (past post commander).

Background

Page, John Watt was born on February 20, 1882 in Manchester, Vermont, United States. Son of Doctor John Fessenden and Mary Jennie (Watt) Page.

Education

Student Burr and Burton Seminary, Manchester, Vermont, 1899-1901.

Career

Wholesale and retail tobacco business, 1902-1911. With Armour & Company, Fort Worth, Texas, 1912-1916. Personnel manager, Montgomery Ward & Company, 1928-1931.

Associate credit manager, Washer Brothers, Fort Worth, Texas, 1935-1939. War Department General Staff, 1920-1922. Initial general Staff Eligible List, 1920.

Assistant to chief, National Guard Bureau, War Department, 1923-1927. Selected by secretary of war in 1920 as one of committee of 14 officers to reorganize Army of the United States following World War I. Brig. general, adjutant general of Texas, 1940-1942. Brigadier general United States Army, November 7, 1940.

State director Selective Service for Texas, 1940-1947. Retired 1947.

Membership

Member Rosicrucian Order, American Legion (past post commander).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Etoile White, December 28, 1909. Children: John Watt, Junior.

father:
Doctor John Fessenden Page

mother:
Mary Jennie (Watt) Page

spouse:
Elizabeth Etoile White

children:
John Watt Page

Jr Page