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William Josiah Snow, army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal; Commander Legion of Honor; Companion of the Bath.


Snow, William Josiah was born on December 16, 1868 in in New York. Son of William Dunham and Mary Elizabeth (Newell) Snow.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1890, Artillery School, 1898. Army War College, 1908. Doctor of Laws, Yale, 1919.


1 son, William Arthur (deceased). Commissioned 2d lieut. 1st Artillery, June 12, 1890.

Promoted through grades to major general, June 28, 1918. Served as brigadier general N.A., 1917-1918. Duty at forts Hamilton, Slocum and Monroe until 1898.

Regimental q.-m. 7th Artillery, 1898-1899. With regiment in Philippine Islands, 1900-1901. Organized, and commanded 20th Battery, Field Artillery, at Fort Riley, Kansas, and Fort Robinson, Nebraska, to December 1905.

Secretary School of Application for Cavalry and Field Artillery, 1906-1907. Duty with War Department, 1910-1914. On Mexican border, 1917.

In P.I. and Hawaii, 1915-1917. Reorganizing School of Fire for Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1917. Appointed commander 156th Field Artillery Brig., Camp Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina., September 1917.

Chief of Field Artillery, United States Army, February 10, 1918-December 19, 1927 (retired).


Married Isabel Locke, April.

William Dunham Snow

Mary Elizabeth (Newell) Snow

Isabel Locke