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Roger Gordon Alexander, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service medal, Legion of Merit; Order of St. Michael and St. George (Great British); Legion of Honor, France.


Alexander, Roger Gordon was born on August 1, 1883 in Paris, Missouri, United States. Son of Cicero and Ellen Maria (Carter) Alexander.


Student Missouri State University, 1900-1902. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1907. Graduate Engineer School, 1912, graduated from Army War College, 1920.


Commissioned Second lieutenant Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 1907, and advanced through grades to brigadier general, July 1946. Served with engineer troops, Cuba, 1907-1909. At Washington Barracks and Engineer School, 1909-1912.

Instructor of practical military engineering, United States Military Academy, 1912-1916. Assistant in 1st United States Engineer District, New York, New York, 1916-1917. Arrived in France on General Pershing’s staff, June 1917.

Chief of G-2-C, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Force in charge of map service (29th engrs.) and sound and flash ranging services (74th engrs.), 1917-1919. Head of department of drawing (later department of military topography and graphics) United States Military Academy, 1920-1945, acting dean, 1945-1946, dean, 1946-1947.


Married Ruth Baldwin, May 22, 1917. Children: Ruth (Mistress.

Cicero Alexander

Ellen Maria (Carter) Alexander

Ruth Baldwin

Ruth (Mrs Alexander