Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955

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Dates:
Birth 1867-03-04
Death 1955-05-14
English

Biographical notes:

Charles Pelot Summerall (b. Mar. 4, 1867, Blount's Ferry, Fla.-d. May 14, 1955, Washington, D.C.), U.S. Army officer, graduated from West Point in 1892. Early in his career he fought in the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and the attack on Peking during the China Relief Expedition. He served on the front line in France during World War I as commander of the 1st Division and, later, commander of the 5th Corps. In 1926 he became chief of staff of the U.S. Army, and in 1930 retired from the Army. Beginning in 1931 he served as president of the Citadel for twenty-two years.

From the description of Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10574120

Army officer and college president.

From the description of Papers of Charles Pelot Summerall, 1892-1940 (bulk 1917-1919). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449588

Biographical Note

  • 1867, Mar. 4: Born, near Lake City, Fla.
  • 1892: Graduated, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  • 1899 - 1900 : Served in Philippine campaign
  • 1900 - 1901 : Served in Relief Expedition, Boxer Rebellion, China
  • 1902 - 1905 : On duty, Alaska; Chickamauga Park, Ga; and Fort Myer, Va.
  • 1905 - 1911 : Teacher of artillery tactics, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  • 1917: Promoted to brigadier general; member of Military Mission to British and French Armies
  • 1917 - 1918 : Field commander, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, and other units, American Expeditionary Force, France
  • 1918: Promoted to major general
  • 1918 - 1919 : Member, Allied Mission of Generals to Negotiate the Fiume Dispute; attached to American Commission to Negotiate Peace
  • 1921 - 1924 : Commander, Hawaiian Department of the Army
  • 1926 - 1930 : United States Army chief of staff
  • 1929: Promoted to general
  • 1931: Retired from army
  • 1931 - 1953 : President, the Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
  • 1955, May 14: Died, Washington, D.C

From the guide to the Charles Pelot Summerall Papers, 1880-1955, (bulk 1917-1919), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1914-1918--France
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Universities and colleges--South Carolina--Charleston
  • Universities and colleges

Occupations:

  • Army officers
  • College presidents

Places:

  • Florida (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--Charleston (as recorded)
  • Florida (as recorded)