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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).


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


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


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.


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


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

Doctor John Fessenden Page

Mary Jennie (Watt) Page

Elizabeth Etoile White

John Watt Page

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