Lawrence Hyskell Hedrick, American army officer. Member Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Phi.; Mason. Elk.
Hedrick, Lawrence Hyskell was born on November 22, 1880 in Warren County, Indiana, United States. Son of Scott and Ada (Pollock) Hedrick.
Graduate Black Hills (South Dakot) College, 1897. Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, University of Missouri, 1905.
Lurline (Mistress John M. Willem, Junior). Employed variously on ranches, railroads, and as traveling salesman to 1902. Admitted to Missouri bar, 1905.
South Dakot bar, 1907, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1919, Florida bar, 1945. Began law practice, Hot Springs, South Dakot, 1907. Served as city attorney, 4 years, states attorney, 4 years.
Captain, 4th Infantry, South Dakot National Guard, 1908-1916, major, 1916-1917. Major, 147th Field Artillery, 1917-1918. Lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1918-1920.
Major, Judge Advocate General’s Department, Regular Army, 1920, advancing through the grades to brigadier general June 1942. Served on Mexican border, 1916-1917. With 147th and 121st Field Artillery, France, January-August 1918.
Assistant director gunnery department School of Fire, Fort Sill, Oklahoma September 1918 to May 1919. With attorney general 1919-1920. Judge Advocate General’s Department, 1920-1945.
Distinguished graduate School of Line. Graduate Staff School. Graduate, Army War College.
War Department General Staff, 1931-1935, Hawaiian Department, 1935-1937. Assistant judge advocate general in charge branch Judge Advisory General’ General’ s Office, European Theater of Operations, England, 1942-1943. Air judge advocate, Army Air Forces, July 1943-October 1945.