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army officer

Ralph Henry Van Deman, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Companion of the Bath (British); Officer Legion of Honor (French); Commander Crown of Italy. Member Harbor Commission, San Diego, California Participated in Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection and World War.; Member Phi Kappa Psi.; Mason (32 degree).; Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).

Background

Deman, Ralph Henry Van was born on September 3, 1865 in Delaware, Ohio, United States. Son of John Dodridge and Lydia Sieg (Runkle) Van Deman.

Education

Student Ohio Wesleyan University, 1883-1886. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1888. Doctor of Medicine Miami Medical School, Cincinnati, 1893.

Graduate Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1895, Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, 1905.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant infantry, United States Army, August, 1891. Advanced through grades to brigadier general, September 28, 1927. Major general, May 27, 1929.

Retired September 3, 1929.

Membership

Member Harbor Commission, San Diego, California Participated in Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection and World War. Member Phi Kappa Psi. Mason (32 degree).; Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Irene Kingcombe, March 3, 1917.

father:
John Dodridge Deman

mother:
Lydia Sieg (Runkle) Van Deman

spouse:
Irene Kingcombe