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Oliver Lyman Spaulding, American army officer. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Phi.; Mason.


Spaulding, Oliver Lyman was born on June 27, 1875 in St. Johns, Michigan, United States. Son of Oliver Lyman and Mary Cecilia (Swegles) Spaulding.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1895, Bachelor of Laws, 1896. Doctor of Laws, 1938. A.M., Harvard University, 1932.

Graduate Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1903, Army Staff College Fort Leavenworth, 1905. Graduate Army War College, Washington, 1911, 1925.


1 son, Edward Chandler. Commissioned Second lieutenant, artillery, United States Army, 1898. Promoted through grades to colonel, field artillery, 1920.

Retired as brigadier general, 1939. Recalled to active duty, 1941. Served in N.W. Alaska, 1898-1899, China Relief Expedition, 1900, Philippine Insurrection, 1900-1901, Panama, 1908, Mexican Border, 1913-1915, P.I., 1915-1917.

Brigadier general with American Expeditionary Forces in France, Luxemburg and Germany, 1918-1919. Served in Hawaii, 1926-1929. Instructor Army Service Schools, Fort Leavenworth, 1905-1910.

Assistant commandant Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1917-1918. Professor military science, Harvard University, 1931-1935. Lecturer in military history, Lowell Institute, Boston, 1939, and George Washington University, 1939-1941.

Chief historical section, General Staff, American Expeditionary Force, 1919, Army War College, 1919-1924, 1935-1939 and since 1941.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Notes on Field Artillery, 4th edit., 1918. Warfare (with Hoffman Nickerson and John Womack Wright), 1925, 2d edition., 1937. The United States Army in War and Peace, 1937.

      Pen and Sword in Greece and Rome, 1937. The Second Division, American Expeditionary Force, in France, 1917-1919 (with John Womack Wright), 1937. Ahriman, A Study in Air Bombardment, 1939.

      Writer of articles on military and history subjects.


Member Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Phi. Mason.; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington and Manila).


Married Alice Chandler, December 29, 1902.

Oliver Lyman Spaulding

Mary Cecilia (Swegles) Spaulding

Alice Chandler