Tristram Tupper – Brigadier General, United States Army

Tristram Tupper was a writer and screen-writer who served in World War II as an Army Brigadier General.  He was the brother-in-law of Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall.  Tupper’s spouse was Clara Tarbell Tupper. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Section 7 near General Marshall.

TUPPER, TRISTRAM (1884-1954) (chron.)
Adventuring, (sl) The Saturday Evening Post Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10 1923
Four Brothers, (ss) The Saturday Evening Post Apr 7 1928
The Language of the Angels, (sl) The Saturday Evening Post Jun 3, Jun 10 1922
The Magnolia Grove, (ss) The Saturday Evening Post Aug 3 1935
The Man Who Knew Nothing on Earth, (ss)
The World’s Greatest Stories Apr 1929
The Man Who Swam the Pacific, (ss) The American Magazine Jul 1937
Prelude to Summer, (ss) The American Magazine Aug 1936
The River, (sl) The Saturday Evening Post Nov 26, Dec 3, Dec 10 1927; (western)
A Storm at the Crossroads, (ss) The Saturday Evening Post Jun 16 1923
Three Episodes in the Life of Timothy Osborn, (ss) The Saturday Evening Post Apr 9 1927
Too Old to Be Spanked, (nv) The Saturday Evening Post Nov 2 1946
When the Bands Not Playing, (ss) The Mother’s Magazine Sep 1917

Retired General, Author and Publisher in Atlanta, Dies

WASHINGTON, December 30, 1954 – General Tristram Tupper, U.S.A., retired, brother-in-law of General of the Army George C. Marshall, died today at his home in Miles, Virginia.  He was 66 years old.

The general, who retired in October 1945, was a veteran of service on the Mexican Border and both World Wars.  He was a native of Caroline County, Virginia.

Although a 1912 graduate of New York Law School, General Tupper turned to writing after World War I.  For fifteen years he wrote scenarios for Fox, Republic and Universal Pictures.  He was also the author of several books.  After his retirement, he set up the publishing firm of Tupper & Love in Atlanta.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marion Ferrill Tupper, two children by a previous marriage, Tristram Tupper, Jr., of Los Angeles and Caroline Turbell Tupper of Van Nuys, California, and two sisters, Mrs. Katherine T. Marshall and Mrs. Sterling Lacy of Leesburg, Virginia.



  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/11/1884
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/30/1954


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