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Raymond S. Mclain, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Silver Star, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with Palm (French); Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands); medal by Belgian Patriots (not government honor); Order of Leopold (Belgian); Croix de Guerre (Belgian).


Mclain, Raymond S. was born on April 4, 1890 in Washington County, Kentucky, United States. Son of Thomas A. and Lucetta (Stallings) Mclain.


Student Hills Business College, Oklahoma City, 1909. Graduate School of Musketry, 1917, Command and General staff schedul, 1938.


1 son, Robert Duncan. Clerk in real estate office, 1907-1911. Abstractor, 1912-1915.

Assistant county treasurer, 1916. President Central Title & Investment Company, 1919-1923. Vice president American National Company, 1923-1928, American-First National Company, 1928-1933.

President American-First Trust Company, Oklahoma City, 1933-1953. Chairman of the Board American First Title & Trust Company, since 1953. President American Mortgage & Investment Company, since 1953.

Private National Guard, 1912. Second lieutenant to First lieutenant, serving on Mexican Border and in World War I, 1914-1919. Captain O.R.C., 1920-1921.

Captain to brigadier general, Oklahoma National Guard, 1921-1937. Brigadier general, United States Army, 1940, commanding arty, of 45th Infantry Division, Sicily and Italy. Transferred to England, April 1944.

Commanding general 30th Infantry Division Field Artillery, France, June 9, 1944 (D-3). Commanding 90th Infantry Division, July 1944. Promoted to major general, August 31, 1944, corps commander XIX corps, October 1944-1945.

Lieutenant general, June 6, 1945. In battles of France, Roer, Rhine, Elbe and Germany. Permanent grade of brigadier general, United States Army, 1945.

Major general United States Army, 1948, retired as Lieutenant general, 1952. Assistant chief of information, War Department, 1946-1947. Appointed chief of information, Department of the Army, 1948.

Comptroller United States Army, 1949-1953. Now member board commissioners National Security Training Commission.


Clubs: Oklahoma City Golf and Country.


Married Norma Leeman, 1910.; married second, Bertha Cunningham, August 12, 1933. Children: Raymond S., Dorothy V. (Mistress.

Thomas A. Mclain

Lucetta (Stallings) Mclain

Norma Leeman

Bertha Cunningham

Raymond S. Mclain

Dorothy V. (Mrs Mclain