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army officer

William Nafew Haskell, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Officer Legion of Honor (France); Commander of Crown (Rumania); Commander Polonia Restituta (Poland); Commander Cross of the Redeemer (Greece); Order of Regina Maria, 1st class and Grand Officer of the Crown (Rumania); Order of White Lion (Czechoslovakia); United States Certificate of Merit. Conspicuous Service medal, State of New York.


Haskell, William Nafew was born on August 13, 1878 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of William and Sarah (Churchill) Haskell.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1901. Distinguished graduate Infantry and Cavalry School, 1904. Graduated from Army and Staff College, 1905.

Graduate Staff College, Langres, France, 1918. Doctor of Laws, Georgetown, 1925.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, February 18, 1901. Promoted through grades lieutenant colonel, September 17, 1920. Retired with rank of lieutenant general, 1942.


Served in the Philippine Islands, 1901-1902, 1906-1907, 1912-1914. Member of staff in charge of field operations by Director of Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Operations, State Department, Washington, District of Columbia, January 1, 1943. Appointed National Director Office Civilian Defense, February 28, 1944.

Executive director Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe, Inc., Europe, Inc., January 1946-April 1947, consultant to October 1947. Clubs: Union (New York). Century, Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Winifred Farrell, July 3, 1901. Children: John H. F., William N. (deceased), Joseph F., Mary.

William Haskell

Sarah (Churchill) Haskell

Winifred Farrell

John H. F. Haskell

William N. Haskell (deceased)

Joseph F. Haskell

Mary Haskell