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Major - General , United States Army

Thomas Quinn ASHBURN, Major General, United States Army. Member of American Legion; Carabao.


ASHBURN, Thomas Quinn was born on November 17, 1874 in Batavia, Ohio. Son of Doctor Allen Wright and Julia (Kennedy) Ashburn.


Batavia High School; United States Military Academy.; School Submarine Defense


Held every position in the United States Army from Second Lieut, to Major General. 2 Lieutenant, Infantry, 1897. Second Lieutenant, Artillery, 1898.

Fir6t Lieutenant, 1900. Captain, 1901; Major, C.A.C., 1911. Major, P.M., 1912; Lieutenant Colonel, C.A.C., 1917.

Colonel, 1920; Brigadier General, 1924. Major General, 1927; Vols., Captain, 33 Infantry, July, 1899. Major, December 1899.

Colonel, Field Artillery, National. Army, 1917. Served in Span.-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Cuban Occupation, World War. Silver Star Citation, Gallantry in action, San Jacinto, Philippine Islands, 1899.

Two French Citations for which awarded Croix de Guerre and Legion of Honor. Cited in orders by Generals Pershing and Hines, World War. Wounded in action, November 6.

1918. Chairman, War Transportation Claims Board, 1919-1920, Water Transportation, Rail Transportation, Exec, and Acting Chief of Transportation, United States Army, 1920-1922. Assistant Chief, Inland and Coastwise Waterways Service, Chief, 1922. Suggested the creation of and had enacted legislation creating Inland Waterways Corporation, June, 1924.

Chairman, Board Inland Waterways Corporation and Exec, of Board, since 1924. Author of several short stories and articles appearing in Sunset, Colliers and Blue Book, Anti-Air Craft Defense Artillery Journal. Also articles on Waterways appearing in various publications.


  • Member of American Legion. Carabao. Clubs: Army and Navy (Wash, and Manila), Congressional Country. Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Country (Washington).


Spouse Frances Marshal Fee, New Richmond, O.