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army officer.

Norman Foster Ramsey, American army officer. Awarded Soldiers medal, 1930; Purple Heart, 1932, Knight of Legion of Honor (France), 1921; Officer of the Black Star (France), 1919; Officer Order of the Crown (Roumania), 1921.

Background

Ramsey, Norman Foster was born on July 9, 1882 in Oakdale, Illinois, United States. Son of James Arthur and Harriet Louisa (McClurkin) Ramsey.

Education

Student Washburn College, Topeka, 1900-1901. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1905. Doctor of Laws, St. Ambrose College, 1942.

Attended Army War College, 1920-1921, Command and General staff schedul, 1926-1927.

Career

Served successively as private Company E, 20th Kansas Vol. Infantry, United States Army, 1898-1899, Second lieutenant, 9th Infantry, Manila, P.I., 1905-1907, First lieutenant, Ordnance Department, Sandy Hook Proving Ground, New Jersey, 1907-1909, same, Watertown (Massachusetts) Arsenal, 1909-1911, captain, Ordnance Department, Office of Chief of Ordnance, Washington, 1912-1916, major, Ordnance, Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal, 1916-1918, colonel (temporary), Ordnance, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1918-1920, major Ordnance, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, 1922-1926, lieutenant colonel Ordnance, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1926-1931, Headquarters 2d Corps Area, Governors Island, New York, 1931-1933, colonel Office of Chief of Ordnance, Washington, 1933-1937, Rock Island Arsenal, 1937-1944, brigadier general, Ordnance Department, United States Army, Rock Island Arsenal, since 1940, Springfield Armory 1944-1945. Retired December 1945.

Membership

Served successively as private Company E, 20th Kansas Vol. Infantry, United States Army, 1898-1899, Second lieutenant, 9th Infantry, Manila, P.I., 1905-1907, First lieutenant, Ordnance Department, Sandy Hook Proving Ground, New Jersey, 1907-1909, same, Watertown (Massachusetts) Arsenal, 1909-1911, captain, Ordnance Department, Office of Chief of Ordnance, Washington, 1912-1916, major, Ordnance, Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal, 1916-1918, colonel (temporary), Ordnance, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1918-1920, major Ordnance, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, 1922-1926, lieutenant colonel Ordnance, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1926-1931, Headquarters 2d Corps Area, Governors Island, New York, 1931-1933, colonel Office of Chief of Ordnance, Washington, 1933-1937, Rock Island Arsenal, 1937-1944, brigadier general, Ordnance Department, United States Army, Rock Island Arsenal, since 1940, Springfield Armory 1944-1945. Member Army Ordnance Association.

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Minna B. Bauer, October 12, 1910. Children: John George (deceased), Norman Foster.

father:
James Arthur Ramsey

mother:
Harriet Louisa (McClurkin) Ramsey

spouse:
Minna B. Bauer

children:
John George Ramsey (deceased)

Norman Foster Ramsey