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army officer

Joseph Wilson Byron, American army officer.


Byron, Joseph Wilson was born on June 3, 1892 in Fort Meade, South Dakota, United States. Son of Joseph Charles and Jane Frances (Wilson) Byron.


Student Phillips Exeter Academy, 1909-1910. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1914.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, and served, 1914-1919. With W. D. Byron & Sons, tanners, Williamsport, Maryland., 1919-1942, as assistant treasurer, 1922-1924, vice-president and general manager, 1924-1928, president, 1928-1942. Vice president, chairman of the executive committee Hagerstown Shoe & Legging Company.

Resigned to re-enter the Army. Was chief Army Exchange Service. Major general director, Special Services Division.

Inactive duty, June 23, 1946. Recommd. major general O.R.C., February 27, 1947. President First Federal Savings & Loan Association Industry advisor, National Basketball Association, 1933.

Section chief (dollar-a-year man), Office Production Management and War Production Board, 1941-1942. Trustee Young Men’s Christian Association. Director president Public Health Association.

Vice president Boy Scout Council (Silver Beaver award). Past president Hagerstown Rotary Club.


Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase (Washington).


Married Susanne Rice, April. Children: Jane Wilson (Mistress Vernon N. Simmons, Junior.

Joseph Charles Byron

Jane Frances (Wilson) Byron

Susanne Rice

Jr Byron

Jane Wilson (Mistress Vernon N. Simmons Byron