Merritt Barton Curtis
Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps
& Gravesite Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007
Merrittt Barton Curtis (1892-1966)
Born on August 31, 1892 in San Bernardino, California.
B.A. from the University of California at Berkekey in 1916. Commissioned in 1917. Served in Haiti 1920-1923. LL.B. from George Washington University in 1927.
Post Paymaster at the American Legation in Peking October 1927-December 1929. Instructor at Marine Corps Schools June 1931-June 1934. Served with the Fourth Marine Regiment in Shanghai April 1936-October 1937. Executive Officer of the Paymaster Department at Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps July 1941-December 1944.
Brigadier General in May 1944. Paymaster at Fleet Marine Force Pacific December 1944-August 1946. Chief of the Disbursing Branch at Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps August 1946 until retirement in June 1949. Died on May 16, 1966.