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army officer (retired) , artist.

Pelham Davis Glassford, American army officer (retired), artist. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star citation, World War I; Legion of Merit, World World War World War II Awarded 3d prize, mural painting, State House, Boston, 1926. Artist member Laguna Beach Art Association.


Glassford, Pelham Davis was born on August 8, 1883 in Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States. Son of William A. and Allie Seymour (Davis) Glassford.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1904. Graduate Mounted Service School, 1907, School of the Line, 1922, General staff schedul, 1923, Army War College, 1924.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, artillery, United States Army, 1904, and advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, 1928. Retired with rank of brigadier general, 1931. Director internal security Office of Provost Marshal General, World World War World War II.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author of several textbooks of the United States Military Academy and Command and General staff schedul Contributor articles to Scripps-Howard, Universal Service and other news publication services.


Clubs: Army and Navy Country, Army-Navy (Washington).


Married Cora Arthur Carleton, December 25, 1907 (divorced).; married second, Lucille K. Painter, September 5, 1934. Children: Guy Carleton, Elizabeth (Mistress.

William A. Glassford

Allie Seymour (Davis) Glassford

Cora Arthur Carleton

Lucille K. Painter

Guy Carleton Glassford

Elizabeth (Mrs Glassford