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Samuel Davis Sturgis, American army officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, also Bronze Star, Silver Star, Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster; recipient special award from Beavers, 1956. Member Chi Psi.


Sturgis, Samuel Davis was born on July 16, 1897 in St. Paul. Son of Major General Samuel Davis and Bertha (Bement) Sturgis.


Student of University Minnesota, 1915. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1918. Graduate Engineer School Application, 1920, Command and General staff schedul, 1935, Army War College, 1940.

Doctor of Engineering, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1955.


Mistress Richard G. Knox). Commissioned Second lieutenant, C.E., United States Army, 1918, advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, 1955. Served P.I. in construction original trails in Bataan, 1926-1929.

At Passamaquoddy Power Project, Eastport, Maine, 1935-1937. Executive officer, navigation and flood control projects, United States Engineer District, Huntington, West Virginia, 1937-1939. District engineer, flood control and war plant, airdrome and camp construction, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1940-1942.

Corporations engineer, XIII Corps., 1943. Chief engineer, 6th Army, in offensive from Australia to Luzon, 1943-1945. Chief engineer United States Air Force, 1946-1948.

Division engineer Missouri River Division, C.E., in charge construction under Pick-Sloan Plan, 1949-1951. Commanding general 6th Armored Division, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, 1951-1952. Commanding general Army Communication Zone, France, 1952-1953.

Chief engrs. Department Army, 1953-1956. Retired 1956; chairman United States section of the International Passamaquoddy Engineering Board.


Member Chi Psi.


Married Frances Jewett Murray, January 28, 1922.

Major General Samuel Davis Sturgis

Bertha (Bement) Sturgis

Frances Jewett Murray