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army officer

Williston Birkhimer Palmer, American army officer.

Background

Palmer, Williston Birkhimer was born on November 11, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles Day and Edith Howard (Birkhimer) Palmer.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1919. Unmarried. Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1918, and advanced through the grades to general, 1955. Commanding VII Corps Artillery, 1944-1945.

Commanded 82d Airborne Division, 1950, commanding 2d Armored Division, 1951. Commanding X Corps (Korea), 1952. Vice chief of staff United States Army, 1955.

Deputy commander in chief Europe, 1957. Director military assistance Department Defense, Washington, from 1960. Later vice chief Staff United States Army.

Career

Director mil.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase (Washington).

Connections

father:
Charles Day Palmer

mother:
Edith Howard (Birkhimer) Palmer