Thomas S. Timberman – Major General, United States Army

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Major General Thomas Sherman Timberman

Born March 21, 1900 in New Jersey
Died August 2, 1989

Married Virginia Fiske (Daughter of Major General Harold B. Fiske)
Cadet, U. S. Military Academy 1919-23
Graduated as No. 7172, Class of 1923

Second Lieutenant 1923
First Lieutenant 1928
Captain 1935
Major 1940
Lieutenant Colonel (AUS) 1942
Colonel (AUS) 1942
Brigadier General (AUS) 1944
Colonel 1948
Major General 1951

Served with 5th Infantry Regiment 1923-24
Student, Chemical Warfare School 1924
Served with 5th Infantry Regiment 1924-25
Served with 15th Infantry Regiment, China 1925-28
Aide-de-Camp to Brigadier General Harold B. Fiske 1928-30
Student, Infantry School 1930-31
Student, Chinese Language, Peking, China 1931-35
Aide-de-Camp to Major General Harold B. Fiske, Panama Canal Department 1935
Company Commander, 30th Infantry Regiment 1935-38
Commander, Provisional Golden Gate International Exposition Company 1938-39
Student, Command & General Staff School 1939-40
Served with 10th Infantry Regiment 1940
Instructor, Infantry School 1940-41
Military Observer, England 1941
Instructor, Infantry School 1941-42
Chief, Asiatic Theater, Operations Division, War Department 1942-43
Representative of Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asian Command 1944
Commander, Z-Forces Combat Team, Kweilin, China 1944
Commander, US. Forces, South East Asian Command 1944-46
Executive, Headquarters, Marshall Truce Mission, Peking, China 1946-47
Served with Office of the Army Assistant Chief of Staff G-3 (Plans & Operations) 1947-50
Assistant Division Commander, 4th Infantry Division 1950-51
Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division 1951-53
U. S. Commandant, Berlin 1953-54
Army Member, Joint Strategic Survey Committee, JCS 1956-58
Chief, Army Security Agency 1958-60
Retired 1960
Distinguished Service Medal (Two) – Legion of Merit (Two)


Thomas S. Timberman was born on 21 March 1900 and died on 2 August 1989.  He was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife Virginia Fiske Timberman (25 May 1905-8 October 1983) is buried with him.

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