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army officer

Lyman L. Lemnitzer, American army officer. Member Masons (33 degree), Knight Templar, Shriners.


Lemnitzer, Lyman L. was born on August 29, 1899 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William L. and Hannah (Blockberger) Lemnitzer.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1920. Graduate basic course, Coast Artillery School, 1921. Graduate battery officers course, Coast Artillery School, 1931.

Postgraduate, Command and General Staff School, 1936. Postgraduate, Army War College, 1940. Doctor Military Science (honorary), University Maryland, Norwich University.

HHD (honorary), University Ryukyus. Doctor of Laws, University Scranton. Doctor of Laws, Gettysburg College.

Doctor of Laws, Williams College. Doctor of Laws, George Washington University, 1967. Doctor of Science, Carthage College.


Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1920;advanced through grades to general, United States Army, 1955;instructor United States Military Academy, United States Army, 1926-1930, 34-35;instructor tactics C.A. School, United States Army, 1936-1939;member General Staff Corps,, United States Army, 1941-1942;with war plans division War Department, assistant G-3, Headquarters and chief plans div.Army Ground Forcescommanding general 34th A.A. Brig., Norfolk (Virginia) and England, 1942;assistant chief of staff, G-3 to General Eisenhower, Allied Force Headquarters, London and Algiers, 1942;deputy chief of staff to General M.W. Clark, 5th Army, 1943;commanding general 34th A.A. Brig., Tunisian campaign, 1943;deputy chief general staff to General Sir Harold Alexander, 15th Army Group, Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944;deputy chief of staff Allied Force Headquarters to Field Marshal Alexander, 1945;Army member Joint Strategic Survey Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1946-1947;deputy commandant, National War College, 1947-1949;director foreign military assistance, Department Defense, 1949-1950;commanding general, 11th Airborne Division, 1951;commanding general, 7th Infantry Division, Korea, 1951-1952;deputy chief of staff plans and research, Department Army, 1952-1955;commanding general, Army Forces Far East and 8th United States Army in Japan and Korea, 1955;commander in chief, Far East Commandcommander in chief United Nations Command, governor Ryukyu Islands, 1955-1957;army vice chief of staff, 1957-1959;army chief of staff, 1959-1960;chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1960-1962;commander in chief, European Command, 1962-1969;supreme allied commander, Europe, 1963-1969.


Member Masons (33 degree), Knight Templar, Shriners.


Married Katherine Mead Tryon, November 6, 1923. Children: Lois Katherine, William Lyman.

William L. Lemnitzer

Hannah (Blockberger) Lemnitzer

Katherine Mead Tryon

Lois Katherine Lemnitzer

William Lyman Lemnitzer