Crozier, William, 1855-1942

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William Crozier (b. Feb. 19, 1855, Carrollton, Ohio-d. Nov. 10, 1942, Washington, D.C.), Major General in the U.S. Army, graduated from West Point in 1876 and began his military career in campaigns against Indians on the frontier. He later returned to the Military Academy to teach mathematics. Other assignments were: in the office of Chief of Ordnance where he assisted in the development of new weaponry; as Inspector General of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast defenses during the Spanish-American War; in the field in the Philippines and China; Chief of Ordnance during World War I and a member of the Supreme War Council in which role he developed a close working relationship with his opposite number in the British government-Winston Churchill. He retired in January 1919.

From the description of Crozier, William, 1855-1942 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10573438

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creatorOf Letter., July 1, 1916 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kanas Collection
referencedIn Horney, Odus C. Odus C. Horney papers, 8 April-21 May 1904. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917. William H. Moody papers, 1879-1916. Library of Congress
referencedIn Chandler, F. W. (Francis Ward), 1844-1926,. Henry Daland Chandler photographs, 1908-1923. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Historical Films. 1914 - 1936. BASE SECTION NO. 5 (BREST), MISCELLANEOUS SCENES [1918-1919] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn George F. Becker Papers, 1814-1928, (bulk 1870-1919) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Chandler family. Papers, 1863-1929. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Chandler, Henry Daland, 1884-. Henry Daland Chandler papers, 1821-1947. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Crozier, William, 1855-1942. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Becker, George F. (George Ferdinand), 1847-1919. George F. Becker papers, 1814-1928. Library of Congress
creatorOf Buffington, Adelbert Rinaldo, 1837-1922. Papers, 1856-1909. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
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correspondedWith Becker, George F. (George Ferdinand), 1847-1919. person
associatedWith Buffington, Adelbert Rinaldo, 1837-1922. person
associatedWith Chandler family. family
associatedWith Chandler, Henry Daland, 1884- person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Horney, Odus C. person
correspondedWith Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917. person
associatedWith Strasser, Josef, 1870-1935. person
associatedWith U.S. Ordnance Department. corporateBody
associatedWith Yarrow, H. C., addressee. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
U.S. Ordnance Department. Photographs


Birth 1855-02-19

Death 1942-11-10




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SNAC ID: 31715396