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manufacturing executive , Army officer

William Wilson Quinn, American Army officer, manufacturing executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with cluster, Silver Star, Legion of Merit with cluster, Air medal with clusters, Purple Heart, Bronze star with V device, Officer, Legion of Honor, France; recipient Presidential Unit citation, Korea, Das. Grosse Verdienstkreuz mit Stern, Germany.


Quinn, William Wilson was born on November 1, 1907 in Crisfield, Maryland, United States. Son of William Samuel and Alice (Wilson) Quinn.


Student, St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland., 1927-1929; Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1933; postgraduate, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1938-1939; postgraduate, Command and staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1941; postgraduate, National War College, Washington, 1948.


Commissioned Second lieutenant infantry, United States Army, 1933; advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, United States Army, 1961; company commander infantry, 1933-1936; provost marshal, city of Manila, 1937-1938; assigned, G-2 IV Corps, 1943-1944; assigned, G-2 7th Army Invasion S. France, 1944-1945; director, Strategic Service Unit, 1946-1947; director, G-2 X Corps, Inchon Landing, Korea, 1950; commanding officer 7th infantry division, 17th Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1951; office, Chief of Staff United States Army, 1952; assistant division commander, 47th Infantry Division, 1953; chief, Army section Joint United States Military Advisory Group to Greece, 1953-1955; assistant division commander, 9th Infantry Division, Germany, 1955-1956; commanding general, Fort Carson, Colorado, 1956; commanding general 4th infantry division, Fort Lewis, Washington., 1957; chief public information, Department Army, 1960-1961; deputy director, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1961-1964; commanding general, 7th United States Army Germany, 1964-1966; retired, 1966; vice president, Martin Marietta Corporation, Washington, 1966-1972; president, Quinn Associates, Washington, since 1972.


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Vice chairman Goldwater Education Foundation. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Bohemian Club of San Francisco, Kappa Alpha.


Married Bette Williams, December 16, 1939. Children: Sally, Donna, William Wilson.

William Samuel Quinn

Alice (Wilson) Quinn

Bette Williams

William Wilson Quinn

Sally Quinn

Donna Quinn