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Ralph Talbot, American army officer. Mason.


Talbot, Ralph was born on June 18, 1884 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Ralph and Frances (Hardin) Talbot.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1905. Graduate Cavalry School, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1906. Graduate Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1924.

Honor graduated from Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, 1925. Graduated from Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, 1928.


Claire Beverly Mitchell, United States Army). Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1905, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1940. Assigned to 12th Cavalry, 1906.

Commandant, Shattuck School, Faribault, Minnesota, 1913-1914. Served on Mexican border and with Punitive Expedition, 1914-1915. With Philippine Scouts in Mindanao, charged with maintenance of Overton-Kiethley Trail, 1915.

Served in World War with General Staff and Motor Transport Corps. With Army of Occupation in Germany until 1923. With 7th Field Artillery, Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, 1925-1927.

On War Department General Staff, Washington, District of Columbia, 1928. Then commanded 18th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, later C.O. Field Artillery School troops. Instructor Command and General staff schedul, 1932, and later director, 1935-1936.

Then R.O.T.C. officer for 9th Corps Area, San Francisco, and later deputy chief of staff, 4th Army to 1939. Chief of staff newly organized 5th Division, Fort McClellan, Alabama, through 4th Army Corps and 3d Army maneuvers in South, 1939-1940. Chief of staff, 6th Army Corps, to October 1940.

Commanding general 6th Division Artillery, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and commanding 6th Division, 1940-1941. First commanding general, Trinidad Base Command, British West Indies California California, and commanding general, Trinidad Sector, Caribbean DefenseCommand, since April 1941.


  • Other Work

    • Author of Motor Transport Manual.*.




Married Marguerite Morgan, June 19, 1907. Children: Ralph III, (United States Army), Marguerite Lucy (wife of Captain.

Ralph Talbot

Frances (Hardin) Talbot

Marguerite Morgan

Ralph III Talbot

(United States Army) Talbot

Marguerite Lucy (wife of Capt Talbot