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Robert Alexander, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross (United States); Croix de Guerre (2 citations), and Commander Legion of Honor (France). Appointed commander 3d Field Artillery Brigade, August 4, 1921. Elected to Washington State Convention, 1933. Mason (33°).


Alexander, Robert was born on October 17, 1863 in Maryland, United States. Son of Judge William Alexander, of Baltimore.


Distinguished graduated from Army School of the Line, 1909. Graduated from Army Staff College, 1910. Doctor of Laws, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland., 1920.

Doctor of Laws, College of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, 1931.


Brig. General Earl D. Thomas, 1892. Children—William Denison, Robert. Private, sergeant and 1st sergeant Company G, 4th United States Infantry, 1886-1890.

Second lieutenant 7th Infantry, December 17, 1889. Promoted through grades to brigadier general N.A., February 9, 1918. Major general (temporary), August 26, 1918-August, 1919.

Brigadier general, N. A., April 30, 1921, major general, August 26, 1927. Retired October 17, 1927. In Indian campaign 1890-1891, Spanish-American War, 1898, also in Philippines, Cuba, and Mexico.

Inspector general Line of Communications, American Expeditionary Force, in France, November 1917-February 1918.


Mason (33°).


Married Mollie Augur, d. Children: William Denison, Robert.

Judge William Alexander Alexander

Mollie Augur

William Denison Alexander

Robert Alexander