Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955Alternative names
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
1867, Mar. 4:
Born, near Lake City, Fla.
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.
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
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
Promoted to general
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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|World War, 1914-1918--France|
|World War, 1914-1918|
|Universities and colleges--South Carolina--Charleston|
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