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army officer

Patrick Henry Tansey, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit. Member Munitions Assignment Board, Washington, 1944; member Committee of Combined Bds., Combined Chiefs of Staff, 1943-1944; member Logistic Staff of Joint Chiefs of Staff and Combined Chiefs of Staff; member International Air Magellan.

Background

Tansey, Patrick Henry was born on January 26, 1894 in Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States. Son of Henry Stanislaus and Anna Katharine (Joest) Tansey.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Christian Brothers College, 1914. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1918. Graduated from Army Engineering School, 1925, Command and General staff schedul, 1936.

Career

December 28, 1918; children—Patrick Henry, Hubert E., Robert F., Mary Katharine, Philip Michael. Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1918 and advanced through grades to major general, 1944. Instructor Engineering School, 1918.

Adjunct 220th Engineers, 1919. Troop commander 9th Mounted-Engineers, 1919. Assistant professor military science, Oregon State College, 1920-1924.

Instructor Department of Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1928-1932. Assistant district engineer, Honolulu, Hawaii, assistant public works administrator for Hawaii, 1932-1935. Assistant engineer commissioner for Washington, 1936-1940.

Commander 12th United States Engineer, division engineer, 8th Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina., 1940-1941. Assistant engineer, General Headquarters, 1941-1942. War Department General Staff, 1942-1943.

Chief Logistics Group Operations Division, War Department General Staff, 1943.

Membership

Member Munitions Assignment Board, Washington, 1944. Member Committee of Combined Bds., Combined Chiefs of Staff, 1943-1944. Member Logistic Staff of Joint Chiefs of Staff and Combined Chiefs of Staff.

Member International Air Magellan.

Connections

Married Josephine Honora Baish. Children: Patrick Henry, Hubert E., Robert F., Mary Katharine, Philip Michael.

father:
Henry Stanislaus Tansey

mother:
Anna Katharine (Joest) Tansey

spouse:
Josephine Honora Baish.

children:
Philip Michael Tansey

Hubert E. Tansey

Patrick Henry Tansey

Mary Katharine Tansey

Robert F. Tansey