Joseph Wilson Byron Edit Profile
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.