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army officer

William Preston Screws, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal; member French Legion of Honor; Citation Commander in Chief, American Expeditionary Force City commissioner Montgomery, Alabama, 1931-1947; member Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board since 1948. Member American Legion, Rainbow Veterans, Veterans Foreign Wars, Spanish American Veterans; Mason (K.T., Shriners, 33 degree, Scottish Rite).

Background

Screws, William Preston was born on January 1, 1875 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Son of Henry Preston and Nora (Canty) Screws.

Education

Student Savage School, Starke’s University School, Montgomery, Alabama, Marion (Alabama) Military Institute, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1925, Army War College, Washington, 1929.

Career

1 son, James Lahey. Commissioned as Second lieutenant, 1899, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1940. Assistant governor Mindinao, 1905-1907. Commanded 167 Infantry, 84 Infantry Brig., 42 Division (Rainbow) World War I.

Retired, June 1940.

Membership

Member American Legion, Rainbow Veterans, Veterans Foreign Wars, Spanish American Veterans. Mason (K.T., Shriners, 33 degree, Scottish Rite). Clubs: Rotary (honorary), Army-Navy (Washington), Beauvoir Country.

Connections

Married Josephine W. Lahey, November 17, 1901.

father:
Henry Preston Screws

mother:
Nora (Canty) Screws

spouse:
Josephine W. Lahey