John Cowles Scofield – Chief Clerk, War Department

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ENDS 46 YEARS' SERVICE

War Department Chief Clerk is Honored By Secretary Hurley

WASHINGTON, December 30, 1931 – John C. Scofield, Senior Civil Service Employee of the War Department and Chief Clerk for the past 31 years, retired from active service today at the age of 70 years.  During 46 years in the War Department he served under sixteen secretaries of war.

Secretary Hurley this morning presented him with a letter of appreciation for his service, and a book of autographs and a watch were given to him by friends and fellow employees.


JOHN SCOFIELD DIES; EX-WAR DEPARTMENT CLERK

Served Under 16 Secretaries of War During 46-Year Tenure

WASHINGTON, January 22, 1944 – John Cowles Scofield, retired Chief Clerk of the War Department, who served under sixteen different Secretaries of War during his forty-six years of continuous service, died here today.  He was 83 years old.

Mr. Scofield, who was born on a farm in Vermont, first entered the War Department in 1884 as a clerk in the Surgeon General’s officer, and was made Chief Clerk of the Department in 1889.  Later, at the request of President Taft, under whom Mr. Scofield served when Mr. Taft was Secretary of War, Congress passed as act giving him the title of Assistant Secretary of War.

Mr. Scofield retired from the Department at the age of 70, but remained active as a director of a local building association.

Surviving are a son, Colonel Frank C. Scofield, on duty with the Transportation Division of the War Department, and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret S. Cline of Washington and Mrs. Clara S. Corcoran of Summit, New Jersey.

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SCOFIELD, FLORENCE CLARK W/O JOHN C

  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/10/1917
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 4
  • WIFE OF JC SCOFIELD – ASSISTANT AND CHIEF CLERK WAR DEPATMENT

SCOFIELD, JOHN C

  • CHIEF CLERK
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/21/1944
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/24/1944
  • BURIED AT: SECTION FT MY  SITE 4
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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