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army officer

Walter Schuyler Grant, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (United States), Officer Legion of Honor (France), Officer Order of Leopold (Belgium).


Grant, Walter Schuyler was born on January 24, 1878 in Ithaca, New York, United States. Son of Chauncey Lewis and Martha (Schuyler) Grant.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1900. Graduated from Army School of the Line, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1914. General staff schedul, 1915, Army War College, Washington, 1924.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1900, and advanced through the grades to major general, 1938. Served in Boxer uprising, China, 1900. Philippine Insurrection, 1900-1902, Mexican Border, various times, 1911-1917.

Deputy chief of staff, 1st Army and chief of staff, 1st Army Corps, with American Expeditionary Forces, France, September 1918-January 1919 (recommended by Gen Pershing to grade of brigadier general for efficiency). Instructor General Service Schools, 1921-1923. Instructor and director Army War College, 1923-1927, assistant commandant and commandant, 1935-1937.

Chief of staff 1st Corps Area, 1931-1933. Commanded New York Port of Embarkation, 1937-1938. Commander Philippine Department, 1939-1940.

Commanded 3d Corps Area, Baltimore, October 21, 1940-August 22, 1941. Retired, January 31, 1942. Recalled to active duty February 1, 1942, and assigned on a continuing board of General Officers, War Department, Washington, relieved from active duty May 16, 1946.


Married Marjorie Commiskey, March 29, 1910. Children: Walter Schuyler, Francis Commiskey, Marjorie Louise (wife of Hugh McClellan Exton, United States Army), Philip Schuyler.

Chauncey Lewis Grant

Martha (Schuyler) Grant

Marjorie Commiskey

Walter Schuyler Grant

Francis Commiskey Grant

Marjorie Louise (wife of Hugh McClellan Exton Grant

United States Army) Grant

Philip Schuyler Grant