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army officer

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.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Membership

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

Connections

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

father:
Edwin Ellsworth Wilson

mother:
Loretta (Wilbar) Wilson

spouse:
Edith Lyle Miller

children:
Robert Wilbar Wilson

Charlotte Ann Wilson