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Lesley James Mcnair Edit Profile

army officer.

Lesley James Mcnair, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, 1918; officer Legion of Honor (France).

Background

Mcnair, Lesley James was born on May 25, 1883 in Verndale, Minnesota, United States. Son of James and Clara (Manz) Mcnair.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1904. Doctor of Laws, Purdue University, 1941.

Career

1 son, Douglas Crevier (died in Guam, August 1944). Commissioned Second lieutenant, June 15, 1904, advanced through grades to major general, 1940, Lieutenant general, June 1941. Appointed commander Groud Forces, United States Army, March 1942.

Wounded in action N. Africa, April 1943. With Funston Expedition to Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914. Pershing Expedition in Northern Mexico, 1916-1917.

With American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1919.

Connections

Married Clare Huster, June 15, 1905.

father:
James Mcnair

mother:
Clara (Manz) Mcnair

spouse:
Clare Huster