Conrad Stanton Babcock
Brigadier General, United States Army
Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 June 1894
Second Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Infantry, 26 April 1898
Transferred to th 6th U. S. Artillery, 8 June 1898
Transferred to the 1st U. S. Cavalry, 31 October 1898
First Lieutenant, 15th U. S. Cavalry, 2 February 1901
Transferredto the 3rd U. S. Cavalry, 15 January 1902
He was born on 26 February 1876 at Stonington, New London, Connecticut, the son of John B. and Blandina Stanton Babcock.
Conrad Stanton Babcock had been cited for gallantry in action in the Philippines and, although a Cavalryman, commanded several Infantry regiments during the war, gaining two Silver Star citations and a Distinguished Service Medal.
He remained in Europe until late 1921, first with the Army of Occupation in Germany and then as Assistant Military Attacche in Paris.
He retired as a Colonel in 1937, but in 1940 was advanced on the retired list to Brigadier General. He died in 1950.
Brigadier General Conrad Stanton Babcock (1876-1950) (Deaths. New York Times, July 12, 1950), whose wife, Marion L. Eells, was the sister of Mrs. Henry Sloane Coffin, S&B 1897 (Mrs. Conrad S. Babcock. New York Times, Aug. 22, 1962,); and great-grandsons, Major General C.[onrad] Stanton Babcock, who was one of John Foster Dulles's principal aides and an honorary pallbearer at his funeral (The Last Salute: Civil and Military Funerals 1921-1969, by B.C. Mossman and M.W. Stark. Department of the Army, 1991); and Col. Charles Parmalee Babcock.
MRS. CONRAD S. BABCOCK
NEW YORK, August 22, 1962 - Mrs. Marion L. Eells Babcock of Washington, widow of Brigadier General Conrad S. Babcock, died Saturday in Fort Jay Army Hospital on Governors Island, where she was visiting a son, Colonel Charles P. Babcock. Her age was 80.
Mrs. Babcock was the daughter of Charles Parmalee Eells, a San Francisco lawyer. Her husband served as Assistant Military Attache to Paris in 1920 and later to Panama. He died in 1950.
Mrs. Babcock is survived by another son, Brigadier
General C. Stanton Babcock, U.S.A., retired; a sister, Mrs. Henry Sloane
Coffin; a brother, John S. Eells, and three grandchildren.
BABCOCK, MARION E
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