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army officer

William Sharp Mcnair, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States), silver star citation.

Background

Mcnair, William Sharp was born on September 18, 1868 in Tecumseh, Michigan, United States. Son of David and Lucinda M. (Sharp) Mcnair.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1890, Artillery School, 1896, Army War College, 1914.

Career

December 26, 1894; children—Mary Louise (Mistress Edward Arthur Sterling, Junior), Dorothy. William Douglas, Norma Bestor. Commissioned add. Second lieutenant artillery, United States of America, June 12, 1890, and advanced through grades to colonel, July 1, 1916.

Brigadier general, December 14, 1930. Brig. general Ngakkan Nyaagu, 1916-1917. Commander Field Artillery of 1st Division, American Expeditionary Force, later 151st Artillery Brig.

Participated in Argonne Meuse offensive and advance to Sedan: chief of Artillery, 1st A.my, 1918-1919. Commanded 4th Coast Artillery District. Retired, September 30, 1932.

Connections

Married Louise Bestor Potts. Children: Mary Louise (Mistress.

father:
David Mcnair

mother:
Lucinda M. (Sharp) Mcnair

spouse:
Louise Bestor Potts.

child:
Mary Louise (Mrs Mcnair