Gregory, Edmund B. (Edmund Bristol), 1882-1961

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Quartermaster General during World War II; first Director of War Assets Administration; first officer in Quartermaster Corps to hold a three-star rank.

From the description of The Edmund B. Gregory papers, 1942-1943. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 22423703

Edmund Bristol Gregory (b. July 4, 1882, Storm Lake, Iowa-d. Jan. 26, 1961), Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, graduated from West Point in 1904 and served as Post Quartermaster-Commissary in the Philippines (1908-1910). In the early 1920s he was assigned to Shanghai, China, to oversee cooperative union contracts with the U.S. for sale of war supplies. After attending the Harvard Graduate School of Business and the Army War College, he became Quartermaster General during World War II, responsible for the development, procurement, and distribution of the equipment and supplies needed by both military and civilian personnel. Posthumously, General Gregory was inducted into the Quartermaster Hall of Fame.

From the description of Gregory, Edmund B. (Edmund Bristol), 1882-1961 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10612397

Role Title Holding Repository
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
San Antonio Quartermaster Depot (Fort Sam Houston, Tex.)


Birth 1882-07-04

Death 1961-01-26




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SNAC ID: 666197