Charles Hartwell Bonesteel (1909-1977) was born in Plattsburg, New York, the son of Charles Hartwell and Caroline Mead (Hudson) Bonesteel. He graduated from West Point in 1931 and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 1934. In that same year, he married Alice M. Pratt, with whom he had one son, Charles Hartwell IV. After serving in Europe during World War II, he represented the War Department in the Council of Foreign Ministers in Paris, New York City, and Moscow. In 1947 and 1948, he was appointed as special assistant to the Under-Secretary of State. From 1958 to 1960, he was secretary of General Staff of the U.S. Army. He made general in 1966, while commander-in-chief of United Nations Command in Korea and commanding general of the 8th U.S. Army. He retired in 1969. His awards include two Distinguished Service Medals and two Legion of Merit medals.
From the description of Bonesteel, Charles H. (Charles Hartwell), 1909-1977 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568329