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George R. Spalding
Birth: Jan. 25, 1877
Monroe
Monroe County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1962
Bradenton
Manatee County
Florida, USA

United States Army Brigadier General. He graduated from West Point in 1901 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. By 1915, he was a Major serving as a reconnaissance and training officer in Washington D.C. In 1917, he was promoted Lieutenant Colonel Divisional Engineer Officer in charge of defense and offensive training on the staff of General Pershing. On General Pershing’s staff in Europe during WW I, he organized Engineer Corps administration, was promoted Colonel and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in November 1918. After the armistice he was a member of the Superior Board which was in charge of the occupation of Germany and the demobilization of U.S. Forces from Europe until July 1919. Back in the U.S. he continued to work with the War Department on postwar issues and was a member of Mississippi River Commission 1933-35. In 1936, he was promoted Brigadier General and retired on disability in 1938. He was recalled to active duty in 1941, as executive officer for the Division of Defense Shipping and Storage Section to co-ordinate requests for aid submitted by foreign countries. He resigned from his post at the end of WW II. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  George W. Spalding (1836 - 1915)
  Augusta Lewis Spalding (1839 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Ruff Spalding (1880 - 1966)
 
 Sibling:
  George R. Spalding (1877 - 1962)
  Elizabeth Spalding Orvis (1879 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1 Site 949-B
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 13, 2005
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God bless you today and always. Sleep in the arms of the angels in heaven, Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jan. 25, 2014
USMA Class of 1901
- SLGMSD
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013

- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 25, 2013
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