Parker, Frank, 1872-1947

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Birth 1872-09-21
Death 1947-03-13
English, French, Spanish; Castilian

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Frank Parker (b. 1872, S.C.-d. 1947), U.S. Army general, graduated from West Point in 1894. His military service included posts in Venezuela, Argentina, and Cuba from 1904 to 1908, as an instructor and organizer of cavalry in Cuba from 1909 to 1912, and commander of the 1st Division in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, he served as assistant chief of staff of the U.S. Army; and commander of the 6th Corps, the 2nd Army, and the Philippines Department. He retired in 1936.

From the description of Parker, Frank, 1872-1947 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10596804

Major General Frank Parker, a native of South Carolina, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1894; served in the United States Army, 1894-1936; and was director of the Illinois War Council, 1942-1945.

From the description of Frank Parker papers, 1890-1946. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23874917

Parker served on the New Mexico Territorial Supreme Court from 1898 to 1911, and the New Mexico State Supreme Court from 1912 to 1932. He was also a delegate to the 1910 New Mexico Constitutional Convention.

From the description of Frank W. Parker papers, 1880-1933. (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37653301

  • 1872: Born, Georgetown County, S.C., son of Arthur Middleton and Emma Izard Middleton Parker
  • 1894: Graduated from United States Military Academy, West Point
  • 1898: Served in Tampa, Fla., during Spanish-American War
  • 1898 - 1900 : Puerto Rico
  • 1900 - 1903 : Instructor, United States Military Academy
  • 1903 - 1904 : Student, French Cavalry School, Saumur, France
  • 1904 - 1905 : Military attache, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1905 - 1906 : Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1906: Married Katherine Hamilton Lahm
  • 1906 - 1908 : With regiment in Cuba
  • 1909 - 1912 : Instructor and organizer of cavalry, Cuba
  • 1912: Ecole Superieure de Guerre, France
  • 1913 - 1914 : Member, Cavalry Board
  • 1914 - 1915 : Ecole Superieure de Guerre, France
  • 1916 - 1917 : Observer with French armies in field, then chief of American Military Mission at French General Headquarters
  • 1918: Commander, 18th Infantry and 1st Infantry Brigade, then commander, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Force
  • 1920: Graduate, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, France
  • 1920 - 1921 : Assistant professor, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, and student in Centre des Hautes Etudes
  • 1923: Graduate and instructor, Command and Staff School, Leavenworth, Kan.
  • 1923 - 1924 : Graduate and instructor, Army War College
  • 1925 - 1927 : Commander, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division
  • 1927 - 1929 : Assistant chief of staff, United States Army
  • 1929 - 1932 : Commander, 6th Corps Area
  • 1932 - 1933 : Commander, 2nd Army
  • 1933 - 1935 : Military commander, Philippines Department
  • 1936 February - 1936 March : Commander, 1st Division, New York
  • 1936 March - 1936 September : Commander, 8th Corps Area, Fort Sam Houston, Tex.
  • 1936 September 30: Retired
  • 1942 - 1945 : Executive director, Illinois War Council
  • 1947 March 13: Died in Chicago, Ill.

From the guide to the Frank Parker Papers, 1890-1946, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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