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William Morris Hoge, American army officer. Member American Society Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Hoge, William Morris was born on January 13, 1894 in Boonville, Missouri, United States. Son of William McGuffey and Annette (Fiery) Hoge.


Student Wentworth Military Academy, 1906-1911. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1916. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1922.

Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1928.


Commissioned Second lieutenant Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 1916, and advanced through the grades to general, 1953. With first and seventh Engineers in the United States, France and Luxembourg, 1916-1919. Commanding general charge construction of Alaskan-Canadian Military Highway, 1942.

Commander Armored Force, 1942-1943. Commanding general 5th and 6th Engineer Special Brigade, November 1943-July 1944. Commanding general 16th Port, July-October 1944.

Assigned 9th Armored Division, October 1944-March 1945. Commanding 4th Armored Division Mar, 1945. Commanding general Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1946-1948, Trieste, 1948-1951, IX Corps, Korea, 1951, Fourth Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1952-1953, Seventh Army, 1953.

Commander in chief United States Army in Europe, 1953-1955, retired. Chairman, Board Of Directors Interlake Iron Corporation, from 1957.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to Military Engineer.


Member American Society Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers. Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Nettie Fredendall, May 1, 1917. Children: William Morris (United States Army), George F. (United States Army).

William McGuffey Hoge

Annette (Fiery) Hoge

Nettie Fredendall

William Morris Hoge (United States Army)

George F. Hoge (United States Army)