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William Durward Connor Edit Profile

army officer.

William Durward Connor, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Star (with Oak Leaf cluster) by United States; commander Legion of Honor, Black Star of Morocco, Croix de Guerre (French); Companion Order of the Bath (British). Served in Philippine Campaign and during Filipino Insurrection, 1898.

Background

Connor, William Durward was born on February 22, 1874 in near Beloit, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Edward D. and Adeline (Powers) Connor.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1897, Army Staff College, 1905, Army War College, 1909.

Career

Commissioned add. Second lieutenant, engrs., June 11, 1897. Promoted through grades lieutenant colonel, May 15, 1917. Colonel N.A., August 5, 1917.

Brigadier general N.A., June 26, 1918. Brigadier general United States Army, April 27, 1921. Major general, September 1, 1925.

Membership

Served in Philippine Campaign and during Filipino Insurrection, 1898. Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase (Washington).

Connections

Married Elsa Van Vleet, November 6, 1907.

father:
Edward D. Connor

mother:
Adeline (Powers) Connor

spouse:
Elsa Van Vleet