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army officer

Joseph Augustus Baer, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Order of Merit (Hungary). Director Pearson Foundation for Cancer Research, Vienna and London. Member Vienna Cancer Society (honorary; member).


Baer, Joseph Augustus was born on April 29, 1878 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel Adams and Clara (Hartman) Baer.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1900. School of the Line, 1922, Command and General staff schedul, 1923, Army War College, 1921.


1 daughter, Lelia Lee (Mistress Tibor Borgida). Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1900, and advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1943. Served in Spanish-American War, 1898, Boxer Uprising in China, 1900-1901, Philippine Insurrection, 1901-1903.

Instructor United States Military Academy, 1903-1907. Moro Campaign, Philippines, 1907-1910. Assistant professor United States Military Academy, 1911-1915.

Plattsburg Training Camps, 1915-1917. Assistant to Inspector General, American Expeditionary Force, 1918. Army of Occupation, Germany, 1919.

Instructor Army War College, 1923-1924. War Department General Staff, 1924-1927. Military attache to Austria, Czechosloviakia and Hungary, 1929-1933.

Chief of staff, 3rd Corps Area, 1935-1939. Chief of staff 2d Corps Area and 2d Service Command from 1941.


Member Vienna Cancer Society (honorary. Member).; Clubs: Army-Navy, Chevy Chase (Washington).


Married Lelia Skipwith Lee, April.

Samuel Adams Baer

Clara (Hartman) Baer

Lelia Skipwith Lee