From a contemporary press report:
Clarence Lionel Adcock was born at Waltham, Massachusetts, October 23, 1895.
He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1918, from the Engineer School in 1921, the Command and General Staff School in 1935, the Army War College in 1939.
Advock was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Engineers in 1918 and advanced through the grades to Major General in 1945.
He served as Assistant Chief of Staff, II Corps, in the invasion of North Africa, 1942-43, under Mark W. Clark, 5th Army, 1943, G-4 (supply) with Eisenhower's HQ in North Africa and Italy, 1943-44. He was G-4 with 6th Army Group in France and Germany, 1944-45. Then we was Deputy to General Clay in Berlin with the Military Government, 1946. He retired in 1947 and was recalled to active duty in 1948.
He then served as Chairman of the Bipartite Control Office, Frankfurt, Germany, supervising German Economic Government of British and American Zones of Occupation, 1947-49. He retired again in 1949.
He was assistant to the president, Continental Can Company, New York City, 1950-67.
His medals included the Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Honorary Commander Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer of Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with Palm.
He made his home at 450 East 62 Street, New York City.
General Adcock died on January 9, 1967. and was buried with full military honors in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
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