William Richard Dear
Brigadier General, United States Army
Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2007
William Richard Dear (1883-1956)
Born on December 7, 1883 in Hamilton, Virginia.
M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1906. Commissioned in the Medical Corps in 1908. Graduated from the Army Medical School in 1909. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Pennsylvania 1926-1932.
Brigadier General in April 1941. Commanding General of Medical Replacement Training Center, Camp Pickett April 1941-October 1943. Commanding General of Northington General Hospital, Tuscaloosa October 1943-April 1946.
Retired in August 1946. Decorations included the Legion of Merit.
Died on September 7, 1956.
DEAR, GRATA TIBBETTS WIDOW OF WILLIAM RICHARD