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Military officer

William Irving Westervelt, American military officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal; Officer Legion of Honor (French); Companion St. Michael and St. George (British); Commander of Crown (Italian); also Victory medal, Philippine Campaign medal, and service ribbons Spanish-American War and Mexican border.

Background

Westervelt, William Irving was born on September 11, 1876 in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. Son of G. W. and I. F. Westervelt.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1900.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant 1st Artillery, June 13, 1900. Promoted through grades lieutenant colonel, November 3, 1910. Brigadier general N.A., 1918.

Membership

Served in Department of Texas and Philippines. Member Field Artillery Board, 1910-1911. Member Executive Commercial Policy Committee, 1933.

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Clubs: University (New York).

Connections

Married Dorothy Jocelyn, December 26, 1918. Children: Peter Jocelyn, Dirck de Ryee, Jane.

father:
G. W.

mother:
I. F. Westervelt

spouse:
Dorothy Jocelyn

children:
Peter Jocelyn Westervelt

Dirck de Ryee Westervelt

Jane Westervelt