Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:
Brigadier General Oliver Lyman Spaulding
Born June 25, 1875 at St. Johns, Michigan
Died March 27, 1947
Son of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Oliver L. Spaulding, Brevet Brigadier General United States Volunteers
Second Lieutenant 1898
First Lieutenant 1901
Brigadier General (National Army) 1918
Retired as Brigadier General 1939
Served with 3rd Artillery 1898-01
Served with the Artillery Corps 1901-07
Student, Artillery School 1902-03
Student, Army Staff College 1904-05
Instructor, Army Service Schools 1905-10
Served with 5th Field Artillery 1907-11
Student, Army War College 1910-11
Served with 4th Field Artillery 1912-.
Instructor, Army Staff College – 1914-.
Served in North West Alaska 1898-99
Served in China 1900
Served in the Philippines 1900-01
Served in Panama 1908
Served at the Mexican Border 1913-15
Served in the Philippines 1915-17
Assistant Commandant of the Field Artillery School 1917-18; Served with American Expeditionary Force in Europe 1918-19; Chief of Historical Section, General Staff, AEF 1919; Instructor, Army War College 1919-24; Served in Hawaii 1926-29; Professor of Military Science, Harvard University 1931-35; Instructor, Army War College 1935-39; Recalled as Instructor, Army War College 1941-.
Distinguished Service Medal – Legion of Merit
Married Alice Chandler December 29, 1902
BRIGADIER GENERAL SPAULDING, ARMY HISTORIAN, DIES
WASHINGTON, March 29, 1947 – Brigadier General Oliver L. Paulding, USA, retired, died on Tuesday after a long illness. His age was 71.
Born in Michigan, General Spaulding entered the Army in 1898, two years after he was graduated from the University of Michigan Law School.
He served with the China Relief Expedition in 1900, was an artillery brigade commander in World War I, and was head of the Historical Section of the Army War College three times, his last tenure being during World War II.
General Spaulding was the author of several books on military history and received honorary degrees from Harvard University and Michigan.
SPAULDING, OLIVER L
BRIG GEN USA
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/27/1875
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/27/1947
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/01/1947
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 224
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SPAULDING, ALICE CHANDLER W/O OLIVER
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/10/1874
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/06/1957
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/08/1957
- BURIED AT: SECTION L SITE 224
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF OLIVER SPAULDING – B/GEN FIELD ARTY, USA
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