Lowell Ward Rooks Edit Profile
Educated State College Washington, 1913-1914. University of Washington, 1914-1917. Infantry School, 1926-1927.
Command and General staff schedul, 1933-1935. Army War College, 1936-1937.
Commissioned Second lieutenant June 5, 1917. Promoted through grades to major general, 1943. Overseas in World War I.
Served seven years on Mexican border at Nogales. Two years in P.I.; instructor Infantry School, 1930-1933. Command and General staff schedul, 1937-1941.
Head Ground Forces Training Division, Army War College, 1941-1942. In N. African campaign. Also G-3 (plans and operations) for D-Day invasion.
Witnessed signing of Italian armistice. Attended Quebec Conference. Commanded 90th Division in Battle of the Bulge and penetration of Siegfried Line in Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.
Primary role in planning campaign which resulted in the Ruhr pocket, its elimination, and the advances to the Elbe River and through Bavaria into Austria. Headed Allied party which liquidated self-styled Acting German Government and German High Command. Retired December 31, 1945.
Appointed chief Executive officer United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration January 1, 1946, director general, 1947-appointed State Department Foreign Service with rank of minister, as assistant deputy for military affairs N. Atlantic Council Deputies, 1950.
Member Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: Army and Navy Country, Army Navy Town.
Married Martha Caroline Phillips, October 27, 1920. Children: Shirley Carolyn, Martha Jane.
Commander of the Order of the Crown with Palm, Croix de Guerre with Palm (Belgium).