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Oscar Woolverton Griswold, American army officer. Mason (32°), Shriner, Retired.


Griswold, Oscar Woolverton was born on October 22, 1886 in Ruby Valley, Nevada, United States. Son of Willard Smith and Margaret (Woolverton) Griswold.


Student of University of Nevada, 1905-1906. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1910. Graduated from Command and General Staff School, 1925, Army War College, 1929.

Doctor of Laws, University of Nevada, 1946.


Colonel William Lyons Porte, United States Army), Katherine (deceased), George Matile. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, United States Army, 1910, advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, 1945. Foreign service in China, 1914-1917.

Served as major and lieutenant colonel, American Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919. On War Department General Staff, 1929-1931. In Air Corps, July to September, 1931.

Commanded XIV Corps, during recapture of Luzon, P.I., 1945, in operations from Guadalcanal to Luzon. Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Clnster, Army, Navy Distinguished Service Medals, Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Purple Heart.


Mason (32°), Shriner, Retired.


Married Elizabeth Katherine Matile, July 1, 1911. Children: Matile (wife of Lieutenant.

Willard Smith Griswold

Margaret (Woolverton) Griswold

Elizabeth Katherine Matile

Matile (wife of Lt Griswold