George Herbert Harries
Major General, United States Army
Born at Haverfordwest, South Wales, September 19, 1860. Educated at Haverfordwest Grammar School. Honorary AM, Howard University, Washington, D.C., in recognition of lectures on Colonial history. LLD, Kentucky State University.
Married Elizabeth Langley, April 23, 1884 (died May 29, 1925). Children: Herbert Langley Harries (Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army), Warren Goodwin (First Lieutenant, United States Army, Killed in France, 1918).
Married a second time to Alice Loveland, January 11, 1927.
Printer, newspaper reporter and syndicate writer. Member of staff and later an associate editor, Washington (D.C.) Evening Star. President, Washington Railroad Company, 1895-96. Vice president, Washington Railway and Electric Company and all companies in that combination, 1900-11. On staff, 1911-12, vice president, October 1912, H.M. Byilesby & Company, Chicago. Volunteer Aide to General Nelson A. Miles in the Wounded Knee Campaign, South Dakota, 1890-91. Active member, Sioux Committee which established boundary line between Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian reservations and removed northern Cheyennes to old home on Lame Deer, Montana, 1891-92. Brigadier General, Commanding militia (Army and Navy) of the District of Columbia, November 30, 1897-May 8, 1915 by Presidential commission. Promoted to Major General, May 18, 1915, retired at his own request, May 26, 1915.
Colonel, 1st D.C. Infantry, U.S. Volunteers, 1898, serving before Santiago de Cuba during the siege of that city and in Cuban Army of Occupation. Member War Department Board on the Promotion of Rifle Practice for many years. Brigadier General, Commanding First Brigade, Nebraska National Guard, June 25, 1917. Brigadier General, United States Army, August 5, 1917-September 30, 1919. Commanded successively 5th Depot Brigade, 186th Infantry Brigade (13th Corps, 2nd French Army), Base Sector Number 5, AEF, 173rd Infantry Brigade, chief of U.S. Military Mission, Berlin, Germany, December 2, 1920. Major General, Auxiliary, September 16, 1924. Medals: Army Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Commander, Legion of Honor (for construction and operation of the Port of Brest, etc.), also decorated by eight other European governments and military services. Vice President Washington, D.C. Board of Trade, 1910-11. National Commander of the Order of Indian Wars of the U.S., 1912. Commander-in-Chief, Military Order of the World War, 1920-25, declined reelection. Vice president, Society of the Army of Santiago de Cuba, 1924-25, president, 1926-27. Fellow, American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Republican. Methodist. Home: Washington, DC and Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. Died September 28, 1931. Buried with full military honors in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Buried with him are:
Harries, Warren Goodwin
First Lieutenant, United States Army, Infantry. 1892-1918. The son of George Herbert Harries. Killed In France, World War I.
Harries, Alice Loveland
Second wife of George Herbert Harries. Married January 11, 1927. Born: 1888. No date of death on the headstone.
Harries, Elizabeth Langley
The first wife of George Herbert Harries.
Married: April 23, 1884. Died May 29, 1925.
HARRIES, GEORGE H
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