Alton H. Harvey – Major General, United States Army

General Alton H. Harvey of Fort Myers, Florida, Dean Emeritus Mississippi College School of Law, died on April 23, 2005.


General Harvey was born on April 11, 1932 in McComb, Mississippi.

He entered the Army in January 1951 during the Korean War where he served with Airborne and Ranger Units.

He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Mississippi. He returned to active duty in the Judge Advocate General's Corp of the Army in 1958.

He was a senior parachutist and special forces and ranger qualified. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star for Valor with cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge.

He retired as the Judge Advocate General of the Army in 1981 and assumed the position of Dean, Mississippi College School of Law from which he retired in 1991. He and his wife Jean resided in Fort Myers, Florida.

He is survived by wife Jean Harvey, owner of Harvey & Associates a local real estate firm, daughters and their families, Connie (Davor) Engel of Chicago, Illinois, Paige (Stephen) Wilson of Cape Coral, Florida, and Lori Keeton of Charlotte, North Carolina and 3 grandchildren: Taylor and Austin Wilson and Alexander Alton Engel.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 26 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 27 at 10AM at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

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