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army officer

Robert Melville Danford, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, 1918. Mason.


Danford, Robert Melville was born on July 7, 1879 in New Boston, Illinois, United States. Son of Melville and Dora (Noble) Danford.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1904. Graduate Mounted Service School, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1907. Honorary Master of Arts, Yale, 1917.

Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, 1924, Army War College, 1929.


Van de Carr (wife of James B. Wells, United States Army). Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1904, and advanced through the grades to major general, 1938. Temporary brigadier general commanding Field Artillery Replacement Depot, Camp Jackson, South Carolina., 1918.

With American Expeditionary Forces, France and Germany, 1919. Chief of Field Artillery, 1938-1942. Retired from active service, February 28, 1942.

Commandant City Patrol Corps (Civilian Defense Police Auxiliary) New York City 1942-1945. President Association of Graduates United States Military Academy 1942-1944 and 1945-1947. Secretary-treasurer and executive manager West Point Alumni Foundation, Inc., and editor Register of Graduates and Former Cadets, United States Military Academy, since January 1946.


When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.


Every Church member should be trusted with responsibilities. In building the local Methodist groups or 'societies', they should be trained to maintain the meetings and give pastoral care and challenge to the members.


Mason.; Clubs: Yale (New York).


Married Katherine Van de Carr Hyde, October 7, 1909.

Melville Danford

Dora (Noble) Danford

Katherine Van de Carr Hyde