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Louis J. Fortier Edit Profile

army officer , retired

Louis J. Fortier, American army officer, retired.

Background

Fortier, Louis J. was born on April 8, 1892 in Gretna, Louisiana, United States. Son of Joseph E. and Estelle Marguerite (Le Beuf) Fortier.

Education

Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Tulane. U., 1913, Doctor of Science, 1942. Master of Science summa cum laude (in international relations), Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1923.

Graduate Field Artillery School, 1927, Command and General staff schedul, 1933, Army War College, 1936, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, Paris, France, 1939.

Career

C.E., Rivers and Harbors, 1913-1917. Second in command Lieutenant, Field Artillery, United States Army, August 8, 1917, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, August 1942. Served with 17th Field Artillery, 2d Division, American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1918.

Military attache, Belgrade, Yugoslava, 1939-1941. Commanded 94th Division Artillery, 1942-1945. Member military staff committee United Nations, 1945-1946, assistant director central intelligence group, February-July 1946.

Director intelligence div. Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, 1946-1949. Director Theater intelligence div., Far East Command, 1949-1950, retired December 1950.

Writer and lecturer, 1951-1974. Contributor N. American Newspaper Alliance, 1954-1958. Deputy state director Louisiana Civil Defense Agency, 1955.

Director Louisiana Survival Project, 1956-1959. President Vieux Carre’ Property Owners, 1960-1961. Director of Mid-Southern Life Insurance Company.

Membership

Member military staff committee United Nations, 1945-1946, assistant director central intelligence group, February-July 1946. Member S.A.R. (vice president Louisiana society), Military Order World Wars (chairman legislative committee), Society War 1812, Association des Amis de l’Ecole Superieure de Guerre, American Legion, Chamber of Commerce, Sons and Daus. Founders New Orleans (charter), Phi Delta Theta.

Clubs: Army and Navy, Carabao (Washington).

Connections

Married Solidelle Felicite Renshaw, September 5, 1918. Children: Solidelle Felicite, Louis Renshaw, Margot Helene.

father:
Joseph E. Fortier

mother:
Estelle Marguerite (Le Beuf) Fortier

spouse:
Solidelle Felicite Renshaw

children:
Solidelle Felicite Fortier

Louis Renshaw Fortier

Margot Helene Fortier