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Stephen J. Chamberlin, American army officer.


Chamberlin, Stephen J. was born on December 23, 1889 in Spring Hill, Kansas, United States. Son of Clark and Minnie (Hare) Chamberlin.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1912. Graduate Infantry School, 1924, Command and General staff schedul (honorary graduate), 1925, Army War College, 1933.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1912, and advanced through the grades to lieut. general, 1943. Served with regiment at San Francisco, El Paso, Philippines, 1912-1917. Chief troop movement section, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1917-1918.

With 16th Division, General Staff, Camp Kearney, California, then chief passenger traffic section, Office of chief Embarkation Service. Assistant chief of staff, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, and at General Staff College, Washington, District of Columbia, 1918-1920. Transportation officer, Panama Canal Department, and with regiment and brigade, 1920-1923.

With regiment, Fort McPherson, Georgia, 1923. Instructor National Guard, Staunton, Virginia, 1925. Office, Chief of Infantry, Washington, District of Columbia, 1926-1930.

With regiment, Fort McPherson, Georgia, 1930-1932. Assistant chief of staff, G-3, Hawaii Department, 1933-1936. R.O.T.C. duty, Los Angeles high schools, 1936-1938.

Chief Construction Division, G-4, War Department General Staff, 1938-1941. G-4 and chief of staff, United States Army Forces, Australia, 1942. G-3, Southwest Pacific Area, United States Army Forces Pacific, 1942-1945.

Deputy chief of staff and acting chief of staff, United States Army Forces, Pacific and for Supreme Commander for Allied Powers, 1945-1946. Director Intelligence, Department of the Army, 1946-1948. Commanding general 5th Army, Chicago.


Married Sarah Chapman Shanks, March 2, 1918. Children: Sarah Shanks, Stephen Jones.

Clark Chamberlin

Minnie (Hare) Chamberlin

Sarah Chapman Shanks

Stephen Jones Chamberlin

Sarah Shanks Chamberlin