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army officer

Upton Birnie, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States) Officer Legion of Honor (France); Officer Order of Leopold (Belgium); Officer Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazare (Italy).

Background

Birnie, Upton was born on July 7, 1877 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Upton and Susan Alice (Galt) Birnie.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1900. Distinguished graduate Infantry and Cavalry School, 1907. Graduated from Army Staff College, 1908.

Army War College, 1912, 21.

Career

Appointed Second lieutenant artillery, 1900. Advanced through grades to colonel Field Artillery 1929. Appointed major general, chief of field artillery, 1934.

Relieved, 1938; retired with rank of major general, 1938.

Connections

Married Susan Turner Schenck, April. Children: Elizabeth Schenck (deceased), Sue Schenck (Mistress Francis I. Brady), Mistress Margaret Birnie Capron.

father:
Upton Birnie

mother:
Susan Alice (Galt) Birnie

spouse:
Susan Turner Schenck

children:
Elizabeth Schenck Birnie (deceased)

Sue Schenck Birnie (Mistress Francis I. Brady)

Mistress Margaret Birnie Capron Birnie