Major General, United States Army
and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007
Kenneth Buchanan (1892-1967)
Born in Chicago on August 30, 1892.
B.S. from the University of Illinois in 1917. Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Reserve in 1917. Commissioned in the Illinois National Guard in 1920. Called to active duty as Lieutenant Colonel in 1936. In the Supply Division of the War Department General Staff August 1936-August 1939.
Aide to General George C. Marshall 1939-1940. Duty with the National Guard Bureau in 1940. At GHQ U.S. Army September 1940-May 1942. Brigadier General in May 1942. Assistant Division Commander of 28th Infantry Division May 1942-August 1944, then 9th Infantry Division August-October 1944.
Reverted to Colonel in October 1944. Brigadier General Illinois National Guard in 1947. Retired in 1952. Decorations included the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star.
Died on April 12, 1967.