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Robert Wilbar Wilson, American army officer. Decorated Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster; Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Honor (France); Croix de Guerre (France); Order of Kutusov 2d Class (Russia). St. Andrews Society, Pennsylvania History Society Union League.


Wilson, Robert Wilbar was born on August 26, 1893 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edwin Ellsworth and Loretta (Wilbar) Wilson.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1916. Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1941.


Engaged in sales and sales promotion of pharmaceutical products, 1922-1941. Commissioned Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, United States Army, 1917, captain 1922. Commissioned lieutenant colonel, Field Artillery, Army United States, 1941.

Appointed A.C. of S. G-4, II Corps, 1943. Appointed brigadier general, 1944, major general 1949. Regional manager VA to 1958.

Vice president Macon Smith & Company, management consultant from 1958. Chairman Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter American Red Cross.


Clubs: Penn, Yale (Philadelphia), Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Edith Lyle Miller, April. Children: Robert Wilbar, Charlotte Annual.

Edwin Ellsworth Wilson

Loretta (Wilbar) Wilson

Edith Lyle Miller

Robert Wilbar Wilson

Charlotte Ann Wilson