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army officer

William Augustus Simpson, American army officer.

Background

Simpson, William Augustus was born on February 11, 1854 in Brooklyn. Son of George W. and Caroline L. Simpson.

Education

Educated Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, 1866-1870. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1875.

Career

Appointed Second lieutenant 2d Artillery, June 16, 1875. Graduate Artillery School, 1882. First lieutenant, November 8, 1882.

Captain 7th Artillery, March 8, 1898. Major a.-a.-g. vols., May 20-August 26, 1898. Major a.-a.-g. United States of America, July 8, 1898.

Lt:-colonel a.-a.-g., April 18, 1901. Colonel a.-a.-g., August 18, 1903. On General Merritt’s staff, Philippine expedition, 1898.

In charge military information division, Washington, 1898-1903. Adjunct-general Philippines Division, 1903-1905, Department of California, 1906-1910, Department of the Lakes, Chicago, 1910-1911, Central Division, Chicago, June 30, 1911-September, 1912, Eastern Division and Eastern Department, Governor’s Island, New York, September since 1912.

Membership

Clubs: Metropolitan, Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Laura Lee of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, April.

father:
George W.

mother:
Caroline L. Simpson

spouse:
Laura Lee of Shepherdstown