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army officer.

Walter Campbell Short, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Officer Legion of Honor (France). Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Short, Walter Campbell was born on March 30, 1880 in Fillmore, Illinois, United States. Son of Hiram Spait and Sarah Minerva (Stokes) Short.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois, 1901.


1 son, Walter Deap. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1902, and advanced through grades to major general, 1936. Served in France with 1st Division on General Staff at General Headquarters and as assistant chief of staff, 3d Army, during World War. Commanded 2d Brigade, Fort Ontario, New York, 1937-1938.

Commanded 1st Division, Fort Hamilton, New York, 1938-1940. Commanded 4th Army Corps, March-June 1940, 1st Army Corps, October-Dec 1940. Promoted to Lieutenant general February 1941, commanding Hawaiian Department, February to December 1941.

Assigned to head traffic department, Ford Motor Company, Dallas, Texas, September 1942.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Employment of Machine Guns, 1922.


Member Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington, District of Columbia).


Married Isabel Dean, November 4, 1914.

Hiram Spait Short

Sarah Minerva (Stokes) Short

Isabel Dean