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Lawrence B. Weeks Edit Profile

army officer.

Lawrence B. Weeks, American army officer. Awarded Victory medal, World War I; Order of Estrella Abdon Calderon (Ecuador).

Background

Weeks, Lawrence B. was born on October 16, 1888 in Fort Porter, Buffalo, New York, United States. Son of Edwin B. (Lieutenant United States Army) and Harriet A. (Ovenshine) Weeks.

Education

Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1907-1908. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1913. Graduate Coast Artillery School, 1928, Command and General staff schedul, 1930, Army War College, 1939.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, Coast Artillery Corps, 1913, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general (temporary), United States Army, February 16, 1942. Served as instructor 244th Coast Artillery, New York National Guard, 1930-1933. National Guard Bureau, War Department, 1933-1937.

Commanding officer Northern District, Civilian Conservation Corps, Pennsylvania, 1937-1938. Executive officer 2d Coast Attorney, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1938. Director department artillery and engineering, Coast Artillery School, Fort Monroe, 1939-1940.

Assistant commandant, Coast Artillery School, 1940-1942, commandant from February 21, 1942. Colonel Coast Artillery Corporation November 13, 1945. On duty in National Guard Bureau, Washington, District of Columbia from November 1945.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Rietta Brainard, October 19, 1921. Children: Henry Chambers, Mary Norvell, Margaret Lawrence.

father:
Edwin B. (Lieutenant United States Army) Weeks

mother:
Harriet A. (Ovenshine) Weeks

spouse:
Rietta Brainard

children:
Henry Chambers Weeks

Mary Norvell Weeks

Margaret Lawrence Weeks