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army officer

William Francis Howe, American army officer. Decorated Croix de Guerre, 1918. Member St. Anthony, Delta Psi (Yale).

Background

Howe, William Francis was born on December 16, 1888 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Francis and Alice (Tusley) Howe.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale, 1913.

Career

Apprentice wool scouring and carbonizing plant, 1913, foreman, 1915-1917. Bond salesman, office manager, 1920-1937. Assistant director Commonwealth Massachusetts Unemployment Compensation, 1938-1941.

Captain Field Artillery, 26th Division, commdg. battery C, 102d Field Artillery, France, 1917-1919. Captain, Massachusetts National Guard, 1920, advanced to brigadier general, 1939. In Federal Service since 1941.

Commanding 51st Field Artillery Brigade, 26th Division, 1941-1942. Appointed colonel, detailed as commandant Army Schools, professor military science and tactics Yale, 1943. Assistant director Massachusetts Division of Employment Security, since 1948.

Membership

Member St. Anthony, Delta Psi (Yale). Clubs: Union Boat (Boston).

Connections

Married Margaret Allen, May 21, 1921. Children: William F., Elizabeth, Margaret.

father:
William Francis Howe

mother:
Alice (Tusley) Howe

spouse:
Margaret Allen

children:
William F. Howe

Elizabeth Howe

Margaret Howe