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Major General Insignia

Major General, or Two Star General, (O-8) is the second Flag Officer rank in the United States Army.

Continental Army, 1775-1782

Name Photo Born Time in Rank Army Info Died Position(s) served in rank
When Where Date of Rank Date Vacated Reason Basic
Date
Basic
Branch
When Where Resting
place
WASHINGTON,
George
George Washington2 22 Feb 1732 Westmoreland County,
Colony of Virginia
15 Jun 1775
(43)
23 Dec 1783
(51)
Resigned 1775 (direct) - - - - 75-83: CinC — Continental Army
WARD,
Artemas
[[File: 26 Nov 1727 Shrewsbury,
Worcester County,
Province of Massachusetts Bay
17 Jun 1775
()
23 Apr 1776
()
28 Oct 1800
(72)
Shrewsbury,
Worcester County,
Province of Massachusetts Bay
other 75-76: Deputy CinC — Continental Army
76-77: COM — Eastern Department
LEE,
Charles
[[File: 06 Feb 1732 England,
Kingdom of Great Britain
17 Jun 1775
()
10 Jan 1780
()
02 Oct 1782
()
Philadelphia,
Philadelphia County,
Province of Pennsylvania
other 76-76: COM — Southern Department
SCHUYLER,
Philip John
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Province of New York
June 19, 1775
()
April 19, 1779
()

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,
,
PUTNAM,
Israel
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Province of Massachusetts Bay
June 19, 1775
()
June 3, 1798
()

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,
,
MONTGOMERY,
Richard
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Ireland,
Kingdom of Great Britain
December 9, 1775
()
December 31, 1775
()

()
,
,
THOMAS,
John
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,
Province of Massachusetts Bay
March 6, 1776
()
May 30, 1776
()

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,
GATES,
Horatio Lloyd
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England,
Kingdom of Great Britain
May 16, 1776
()
November 3, 1783
()

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,
,
HEATH,
William
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Province of Massachusetts Bay
August 9, 1776
()
November 3, 1788
()

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,
,
SPENCER,
Joseph
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Colony of Connecticut
August 9, 1776
()
January 13, 1778
()

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,
,
SULLIVAN,
John
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Province of New Hampshire
August 9, 1776
()
November 30, 1779
()

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,
GREENE,
Nathanael
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Colony of Rhode Island
August 9, 1776
()
November 3, 1783
()

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,
ARNOLD,
Benedict
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Colony of Connecticut
February 17, 1777
()
September 25, 1780
()
Desertion
()
,
,
ALEXANDER,
William (Lord Stirling)
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Province of New York
February 19, 1777
()
January 15, 1783
()

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,
,
MIFFLIN,
Thomas
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Province of Pennsylvania
February 19, 1777
()
February 25, 1779
()

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,
ST. CLAIR,
Arthur
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Scotland,
Kingdom of Great Britain
February 19, 1777
()
November 3, 1783
()

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,
STEPHEN,
Adam
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Scotland,
Kingdom of Great Britain
February 19, 1777
()
November 20, 1777
()

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,
LINCOLN,
Benjamin
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Province of Massachusetts Bay
February 19, 1777
()
October 29, 1783
()

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,
Marquis de LAFAYETTE,
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves
Roch Gilbert du Motier
[[File: Province of Auvergne,
Kingdom of France
July 31, 1777
()
November 3, 1773
()

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,
du COUDRAY,
Philippe Charles Tronson
[[File: Province of Champagne,
Kingdom of France
August 11, 1777
()
September 15, 1777
()

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von ROBAIS, Baron de KALB,
Johann
[[File: Kingdom of Bavaria,
Holy Roman Empire
September 15, 1777
()
August 19, 1780
()

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HOWE,
Robert
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Province of North Carolina
October 20, 1777
()
November 3, 1783
()

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McDOUGALL,
Alexander
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Scotland,
Kingdom of Great Britain
October 20, 1777
()
November 3, 1783
()

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,
CONWAY,
Thomas
[[File: Ireland,
Kingdom of Great Britain
December 13, 1777
()
April 28, 1778
()
1800
()
Ireland,
United Kingdom
unknown 77-78: Inspector General
Freiherr von STEUBEN,
Friedrich Wilhelm Rudolf
Gerhard August
[[File: Duchy of Magdeburg,
Brandenburg-Prussia,
Holy Roman Empire
May 5, 1778
()
April 15, 1784
()

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SMALLWOOD,
William
[[File: Charles County,
Province of Maryland
September 15, 1780
()
November 3, 1783
()

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,
PARSONS,
Samuel Holden
[[File: Lyme,
New London County,
Colony of Connecticut
October 23, 1780
()
July 22, 1782
()

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,
KNOX,
Henry
[[File: Boston,
Suffolk County,
Province of Massachusetts Bay
November 15, 1781
()
June 20, 1784
()

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,
DUPORTAIL,
Louis Lebègue
[[File: Province of Orléanais,
Kingdom of France
November 16, 1781
()
October 10, 1783
()

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,
MOULTRIE,
William
[[File: Charleston,
Charleston County,
Province of South Carolina
October 15, 1782
()
November 3, 1783
()

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,

Major General(s) of the line, 1791-1899

Name Date of Rank Date Vacated Y M D Reason Branch Notes
Arthur St. Clair March 4, 1791 March 5, 1792 1 - 2 Resignation - -
Anthony Wayne March 5, 1792 December 15, 1796 4 9 11 Death US Army Infantry Insignia -
Alexander Hamilton July 19, 1798 June 15, 1800 1 10 28 Resignation US Army Infantry Insignia -
Charles C. Pinckney July 19, 1798 June 15, 1800 1 10 28 Resignation US Army Infantry Insignia -
Henry Lee III (not sure of placement) July 19, 1798 June 15, 1800 1 10 28 Discharged [[File: -
Edward Hand (not sure of placement) July 19, 1798 June 15, 1800 1 10 28 Discharged [[File: -
Henry Dearborn January 27, 1812 June 15, 1815 3 4 20 Discharged US Army Infantry Insignia -
Thomas Pinckney March 27, 1812 June 15, 1815 3 2 20 Discharged - -
James Wilkinson March 2, 1813 June 15, 1815 2 3 14 Discharged US Army Infantry Insignia -
Wade Hampton March 2, 1813 April 6, 1814 1 1 5 Discharged - -
Morgan Lewis March 2, 1813 June 15, 1815 2 3 14 Discharged - -
William Harrison March 2, 1813 May 31, 1814 1 2 30 Discharged - -
George Izard January 24, 1814 June 15, 1815 1 4 23 Discharged US Army Field Artillery Insignia -
Jacob Brown January 24, 1814 February 24, 1828 14 1 1 Death US Army Infantry Insignia -
Andrew Jackson May 1, 1814 June 1, 1821 7 1 1 Disbanded US Army Infantry Insignia -
Alexander Macomb May 24, 1828 June 25, 1841 13 1 2 Death US Army Engineer Insignia -
Winfield Scott June 25, 1841 November 1, 1861 20 4 8 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia -
Zachary Taylor June 29, 1846 January 31, 1849 2 7 3 Resigned US Army Infantry Insignia -
Gideon J. Pillow April 13, 1847 July 20, 1848 1 3 8 Discharged - -
John A. Quitman April 14, 1847 July 20, 1848 1 3 7 Discharged - -
George B. McClellan May 14, 1861 November 8, 1864 3 5 26 Resigned US Army Cavalry Insignia USMA (1846)
John C. Fremont May 14, 1861 June 4, 1864 3 - 22 Resigned US Army Engineer Insignia -
Henry W. Halleck August 19, 1861 January 9, 1872 10 4 22 Death US Army Engineer Insignia USMA (1839)
John E. Wool May 14, 1862 August 1, 1863 1 2 19 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
Ulysses S. Grant July 4, 1862 March 2, 1864 1 7 28 Promotion US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1843)
William T. Sherman August 12, 1864 July 25, 1866 1 11 16 Promotion US Army Field Artillery Insignia USMA (1840)
George G. Meade August 18, 1864 November 6, 1872 8 2 20 Death US Army Engineer Insignia USMA (1835)
Philip H. Sheridan November 8, 1864 March 4, 1869 4 3 25 Promotion US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1853)
George H. Thomas December 15, 1864 March 28, 1870 5 3 14 Death US Army Cavalry Insignia USMA (1840)
Winfield S. Hancock July 26, 1866 February 9, 1886 19 6 15 Death US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1844)
John M. Schofield March 4, 1869 February 8, 1895 25 11 5 Promotion US Army Field Artillery Insignia USMA (1853)
Irvin McDowell November 25, 1872 October 15, 1882 9 10 21 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia USMA (1838)
John Pope October 26, 1882 March 16, 1886 3 4 19 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia USMA (1842)
Alfred H. Terry March 3, 1885 April 5, 1888 3 1 3 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
Oliver O. Howard March 19, 1886 November 8, 1894 8 7 21 Retirement US Army Ordnance Insignia USMA (1854)
George R. Crook April 6, 1888 March 21, 1890 1 11 16 Death US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1852)
Nelson A. Miles April 5, 1890 June 6, 1900 10 2 2 Promotion US Army Infantry Insignia -
Alexander M. McCook November 9, 1894 April 22, 1895 - 5 14 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1852)
Thomas H. Ruger February 8, 1895 April 2, 1897 2 1 26 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
Wesley Merritt April 25, 1895 June 16, 1900 5 1 23 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia USMA (1860)
Frank Wheaton April 2, 1897 May 8, 1897 - 1 7 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia -
James W. Forsyth May 11, 1897 May 14, 1897 - - 4 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1856)
Zenas R. Bliss May 14, 1897 May 22, 1897 - - 9 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1854)
John R. Brooke May 22, 1897 July 21, 1902 5 2 - Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -

Major General(s) of the line, 1900-1909

Name SN Birth date /
Place of birth
Date of death /
Place of death
Date of Rank Date Vacated Time
Served
(Y, M, D)
Reason Branch Year Entered
Basic
Elwell S. Otis 25 Mar, 1838 MD 21 Oct, 1909 NY (71) 16 Jun, 1900 62 25 Mar, 1902 1 9 10 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1866
Samuel B. M. Young 12967 9 Jan, 1840 PA - - 2 Feb, 1901 60 8 Aug, 1903 2 5 22 Promotion US Army Cavalry Insignia 1866
Adna R. Chaffee 14 Apr, 1842 OH - - 4 Feb, 1901 58 16 Jan, 1904 2 11 - Promotion US Army Cavalry Insignia 1861 (Army)
Arthur MacArthur, Jr. 2 Jun, 1845 MA - - 5 Feb, 1901 55 18 Sept, 1906 5 7 1 Promotion Adjutant General's Corps 1866
Loyd Wheaton 15 Jul, 1838 MI 17 Sept, 1918 IL (80) 30 Mar, 1901 62 15 Jul, 1902 1 3 16 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1866
Robert P. Hughes 11 Apr, 1839 PA 28 Oct, 1909 (70) 1 Apr, 1902 63 11 Apr, 1903 - 11 28 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1866
John C. Bates 26 Aug, 1842 MO - - 15 Jul, 1902 59 1 Feb, 1906 3 6 27 Promotion US Army Infantry Insignia 1861
George W. Davis 26 Jul, 1839 CT 12 Jul, 1918 DC (78) 21 Jul, 1902 62 26 Jul, 1903 1 - 6 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1867
Joseph Breckinridge 14 Jan, 1842 MD 18 Aug, 1920 DC (72) 11 Apr, 1903 61 12 Apr, 1903 - - 2 Retirement US Army Inspector General Insignia 1862
Marshall I. Ludington 4 Jul, 1839 PA 26 Jul, 1919 NY (80) 12 Apr, 1903 63 13 Apr, 1903 - - 2 Retirement US Army Quartermaster Corps Insignia 1867
James F. Wade 14 Apr, 1843 OH 23 Aug, 1921 OH (78) 13 Apr, 1903 59 14 Apr, 1907 4 - 2 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia 1861
Samuel S. Sumner 12974 6 Feb, 1842 PA 26 Jul, 1937 MA (95) 26 Jul, 1903 61 6 Feb, 1906 2 6 11 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia 1861
Leonard Wood 00002 9 Oct, 1860 NH 7 Aug, 1927 MA (66) 8 Aug, 1903 42 5 Oct, 1921 19 1 28 Retirement US Medical Corps 1886
William A. Kobbé 12971 10 May, 1840 MY 1 Nov, 1931 (91) 19 Jan, 1904 63 20 Jan, 1904 - - 2 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia 1866
Joseph P. Sanger 12972 4 May, 1840 MI 15 Mar, 1926 (85) 20 Jan, 1904 63 21 Jan, 1904 - - 2 Retirement US Army Inspector General Insignia 1861
Wallace F. Randolph 11 Jun, 1841 PA 9 Dec, 1910 DC (69) 22 Jan, 1904 62 23 Jan, 1904 - - 2 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia 1861
George L. Gillespie 7 Oct, 1841 TN 27 Sept, 1913 NY (71) 23 Jan, 1904 62 17 Jun, 1905 1 4 26 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia 1862 (USMA)
John P. Story 25 Aug, 1841 WI 25 Mar, 1915 (73) 17 Jun, 1905 63 19 Jun, 1905 - - 3 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia 1865 (USMA)
George M. Randall 8 Oct, 1841 OH 14 Jun, 1918 19 Jun, 1905 63 8 Oct, 1905 - 3 20 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1861
John F. Weston 13 Nov, 1845 KY 3 Aug, 1917 8 Oct, 1905 59 13 Nov, 1909 4 1 6 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia 1867
Frederick D. Grant 30 May, 1850 MO 12 Apr, 1912 6 Feb, 1906 55 12 Apr, 1912 6 1 30 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia 1871 (USMA)
Adolphus W. Greely 12980 27 Mar, 1844 MA 20 Oct, 1935 10 Feb, 1906 61 27 Mar, 1908 2 1 18 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia 1867
Jesse M. Lee 12977 2 Jan, 1843 IN 26 Mar, 1926 18 Sept, 1906 63 2 Jan, 1907 - 3 19 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1866
J. Franklin Bell 9 Jan, 1856 KY 8 Jan, 1919 3 Jan, 1907 51 8 Jan, 1919 11 11 23 Death US Army Cavalry Insignia 1878 (USMA)
William S. McCaskey 2 Oct, 1843 PA 10 Aug, 1914 15 Apr, 1907 63 2 Oct, 1907 - 5 18 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1866
William P. Duvall 13 Jan, 1847 MD 1 Mar, 1920 2 Oct, 1907 60 13 Jan, 1911 3 3 12 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia 1869 (USMA)
Charles B. Hall 29 Apr, 1844 ME 11 May, 1914 28 Mar, 1908 63 29 Apr, 1908 - - 19 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1867
Thomas H. Barry 13 Oct, 1855 NY 30 Dec, 1919 29 Apr, 1908 52 13 Oct, 1919 11 5 13 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia 1877 (USMA)
William H. Carter 12984 19 Nov, 1851 TN 24 May, 1925 13 Nov, 1909 57 19 Nov, 1915 6 - 7 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia 1873 (USMA)

Major General(s) of the line, 1910-1919

Name SN Birth date /
Place of birth
Date of death /
Place of Death
Date of Rank Date Vacated Time
Served
(Y, M, D)
Reason Branch Year Entered
Basic
Charles L. Hodges 13 Mar, 1847 RI 26 Dec, 1911 DC (64) 14 Jan, 1911 63 13 Mar, 1911 - 1 14 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1869 (Army)
Arthur Murray 12985 29 Apr, 1851 MO 12 May, 1925 DC (74) 14 Mar, 1911 59 4 Dec, 1915 4 8 21 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia 1874 (USMA)
William Wotherspoon 16 Nov, 1850 DC 21 Oct, 1921 DC (71) 12 May, 1912 61 16 Nov, 1914 2 2 23 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1873
Frederick N. Funston 11 Sept, 1865 OH 19 Feb, 1917 TX (51) 17 Nov, 1914 49 19 Feb, 1917 2 3 2 Death US Army Infantry Insignia 1901
George W. Goethals 12988 29 Jun, 1858 NY 21 Jan, 1928 NY (69) 4 Mar, 1915 56 15 Nov, 1916 1 8 4 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia 1880 (USMA)
Hugh L. Scott 12989 22 Sept, 1853 KY 30 Apr, 1934 DC (80) 30 Apr, 1915 61 22 Sept, 1917 2 4 19 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia 1876 (USMA)
Tasker H. Bliss 12990 31 Dec, 1853 PA 9 Nov, 1930 DC (76) 20 Nov, 1915 61 31 Dec, 1917 2 1 12 Retirement US Army Quartermaster Corps Insignia 1875 (USMA)
Albert L. Mills 7 May, 1854 NY 18 Sept, 1916 DC (62) 14 Jul, 1916 61 18 Sept, 1916 - 2 5 Death US Army Cavalry Insignia 1879 (USMA)
John J. Pershing 00001 13 Sept, 1860 MO - - 25 Sept, 1916 56 3 Sept, 1919 2 11 5 Promotion US Army Cavalry Insignia 1886 (USMA)
Hunter Liggett 00003 21 Mar, 1857 PA 30 Dec, 1935 CA (78) 6 Mar, 1917 59 21 Mar, 1921 4 - - Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1879 (USMA)
John F. Morrison 00004 25 Dec, 1857 NY 22 Oct, 1932 DC (74) 15 May, 1917 59 20 Dec, 1921 4 6 5 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1881 (USMA)
Charles G. Morton 00005 15 Jan, 1861 ME 18 Jul, 1933 CA (72) 15 May, 1917 56 15 Jan, 1925 7 6 18 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1883 (USMA)
William L. Sibert 12993 12 Oct, 1860 AL 16 Oct, 1935 KY (72) 15 May, 1917 56 4 Apr, 1920 2 9 8 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia 1884 (USMA)
William Crozier 12991 19 Feb, 1855 OH 11 Nov, 1942 DC (87) 12 Jul, 1918 63 1 Jan, 1919 - 5 17 Retirement US Army Ordnance Insignia 1875 (USMA)
Henry G. Sharpe 12994 30 Apr, 1858 NY 13 Jul, 1947 RI (89) 12 Jul, 1918 59 1 May, 1920 1 9 15 Retirement US Army Quartermaster Corps Insignia 1880 (USMA)
Peyton C. March 00006 27 Dec, 1864 PA 13 Apr, 1955 DC (90) 23 Sept, 1918 53 30 Jun, 1921 2 4 12 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia 1888 (USMA)
Robert L. Bullard 00016 5 Jan, 1861 AL 11 Sept, 1947 NY (86) 27 Sept, 1918 57 15 Jan, 1925 6 3 20 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia 1885 (USMA)
Joseph T. Dickman 00017 6 Oct, 1857 OH 23 Oct, 1927 DC (69) 9 Jan, 1919 62 6 Oct, 1921 1 9 - Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia 1881 (USMA)
James G. Harbord 00018 21 Mar, 1866 IL 20 Aug, 1947 NY (81) 9 Sept, 1919 53 29 Dec, 1922 2 11 23 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia 1889 (Army)
Francis J. Kernan 00019 19 Oct, 1859 FL 3 Feb, 1945 FL (86) 14 Oct, 1919 59 30 Apr, 1922 2 3 22 Death US Army Infantry Insignia 1881 (USMA)

Major General(s) of the line, 1920-1929

Name Date of Rank Age Date Vacated Time
Served
(Y, M, D)
Reason Branch Birthplace Year Entered
Basic
Charles P. Summerall 21 April 5, 1920 53 March 31, 1931 10 11 27 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia Florida USMA (1892, FL)
Clarence R. Edwards 36 March 3, 1921 62 December 1, 1922 1 8 29 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Ohio USMA (1883, OH)
James W. McAndrew March 5, 1921 58 April 30, 1922 1 1 26 Death US Army Infantry Insignia Pennsylvania USMA (1888, PA)
John L. Hines 23 March 5, 1921 53 May 31, 1932 11 2 27 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia West Virginia USMA (1891, WV)
Henry T. Allen 27 March 6, 1921 61 April 13, 1923 2 1 8 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Kentucky USMA (1882, KY)
David C. Shanks 28 March 6, 1921 59 April 6, 1925 4 1 1 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Virginia USMA (1884, VA)
Adelbert Cronkhite 29 March 7, 1921 60 February 1, 1923 1 10 26 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia New York USMA (1882, AZ)
William M. Wright 32 March 7, 1921 57 December 29, 1922 1 9 23 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia New Jersey
George W. Read 30 March 8, 1921 60 November 19, 1924 3 8 12 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Iowa USMA (1883, IA)
Charles H. Muir 33 March 8, 1921 60 July 18, 1926 5 4 11 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Michigan USMA (1885, MI)
Charles T. Menoher 34 March 8, 1921 58 March 20, 1926 5 - 13 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia Pennsylvania USMA (1886, PA)
William G. Haan 35 March 8, 1921 57 March 31, 1922 1 - 24 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia Indiana USMA (1889, IN)
George Bell, Jr. 38 March 22, 1921 62 November 30, 1922 1 8 9 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Maryland USMA (1880, DC)
Charles J. Bailey 37 October 6, 1921 62 December 1, 1922 1 1 26 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia Pennsylvania USMA (1880, NY)
Samuel D. Sturgis, Jr. 47 October 7, 1921 59 August 1, 1925 3 9 26 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia Missouri USMA (1884, DK*)
Harry C. Hale 45 November 2, 1921 60 July 10, 1925 3 8 9 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Illinois USMA (1883, IL)
Harry F. Hodges 39 December 21, 1921 61 December 22, 1921 - - 2 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia Massachusetts USMA (1881, MA)
Omar Bundy 31 December 23, 1921 60 June 17, 1925 3 5 26 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Indiana USMA (1883, IN)
Edward F. McGlachlin, Jr. 56 April 1, 1922 54 November 2, 1923 1 7 2 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia Wisconsin USMA (1889, WI)
James H. McRae 52 May 1, 1922 58 December 24, 1927 5 7 24 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Georgia USMA (1886, GA)
André W. Brewster 54 December 1, 1922 59 December 9, 1925 3 - 9 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia New Jersey
Edward M. Lewis 55 December 1, 1922 58 December 10, 1927 5 - 10 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Indiana USMA (1886, IN)
Frank L. Winn 164 December 2, 1922 58 December 5, 1922 - - 4 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Kentucky USMA (1886, KY)
Edgar Russel 185 December 2, 1922 60 December 5, 1922 - - 4 Retirement
US Army Signal Corps Insignia
Missouri USMA (1887, MO)
George B. Duncan 60 December 6, 1922 61 October 10, 1925 2 10 5 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Kentucky USMA (1886, KY)
Ernest Hinds 74 December 6, 1922 58 April 18, 1928 5 4 13 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia Alabama USMA (1887, AL)
Robert L. Howze 77 December 30, 1922 58 September 19, 1926 3 8 21 Death US Army Cavalry Insignia Texas USMA (1888, TX)
William Lassiter 70 December 30, 1922 55 September 30, 1931 8 9 1 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia Virginia USMA (1889, VA)
Hanson E. Ely 80 February 2, 1923 55 November 30, 1931 8 9 29 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Iowa USMA (1891, IA)
Edwin B. Babbitt 48 April 14, 1923 60 September 19, 1924 1 5 6 Retirement US Army Ordnance Insignia New York USMA (1884, WA)
Harry H. Bandholtz 79 November 3, 1923 58 November 4, 1923 - - 2 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Michigan USMA (1890, MI)
William H. Hay 162 November 5, 1923 63 November 6, 1923 - - 2 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Florida USMA (1886, FL)
Walter H. Gordon 73 November 7, 1923 60 April 26, 1924 - 5 20 Death US Army Infantry Insignia Mississippi USMA (1886, LA)
Fred W. Sladen 78 January 14, 1924 56 November 30, 1931 7 10 17 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Massachusetts USMA (1890, NE)
Grote Hutcheson 72 July 19, 1924 62 July 20, 1924 - - 2 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Ohio USMA (1884, OH)
Ulysses G. McAlexander 75 July 21, 1924 59 July 22, 1924 - - 2 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Minnesota USMA (1887, KS)
William R. Smith 71 July 23, 1924 56 April 30, 1932 7 9 8 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia Tennessee USMA (1892, TN)
Mark L. Hersey 76 September 20, 1924 60 November 2, 1924 - 1 14 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Maine USMA (1887, ME)
William H. Johnston 133 November 3, 1924 63 October 19, 1925 - 11 17 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Ohio
William Weigel 193 November 20, 1924 61 August 25, 1927 2 9 6 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia New Jersey USMA (1887, NJ)
Charles H. Martin 191 January 16, 1925 61 October 1, 1927 2 8 16 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Illinois USMA (1887, IL)
Douglas MacArthur 57 January 17, 1925 44 December 31, 1937 12 11 15 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia Arkansas USMA (1903, WI)
Dennis E. Nolan 83 January 25, 1925 52 April 30, 1936 11 3 6 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia New York USMA (1896, NY)
Joseph E. Kuhn 42 June 18, 1925 61 August 31, 1925 - 2 14 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia Kansas USMA (1885, KS)
William S. Graves 53 July 11, 1925 60 September 4, 1928 3 1 25 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Texas USMA (1889, TX)
Johnson Hagood 82 August 2, 1925 52 May 31, 1936 10 9 30 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia South Carolina USMA (1896, SC)
William D. Connor 84 September 1, 1925 51 February 28, 1938 12 6 - Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia South Carolina USMA (1896, SC)
Benjamin A. Poore 160 October 11, 1925 62 June 22, 1927 1 8 12 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Alabama USMA (1886, MA)
Fox Conner 85 October 20, 1925 50 September 30, 1938 12 11 11 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia Mississippi USMA (1898, MS)
Preston Brown 574 December 10, 1925 53 November 30, 1934 8 11 21 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Kentucky
Malin Craig 86 March 21, 1926 50 August 31, 1939 13 5 11 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Missouri USMA (1898, PA)
Harry A. Smith 335 September 20, 1926 60 May 26, 1929 2 8 7 Death US Army Infantry Insignia Kansas USMA (1891, KS)
Thomas Q. Ashburn 575 February 28, 1927 51 November 30, 1938 11 9 3 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia Ohio USMA (1897, OH)
Malvern H. Barnum 161 June 23, 1927 63 September 3, 1927 - 2 12 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia New York USMA (1886, *)
Robert Alexander 285 August 26, 1927 63 October 17, 1927 - 1 22 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Maryland
John M. Jenkins 166 September 4, 1927 63 November 5, 1927 - 2 1 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia South Carolina USMA (1887, SC)
William C. Rivers 168 September 28, 1927 61 January 11, 1930 2 3 15 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Tennessee USMA (1887, TN)
Merch B. Stewart 515 October 2, 1927 52 October 3, 1927 - - 2 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Virginia USMA (1896, NY)
Richmond P. Davis 111 October 18, 1927 61 December 22, 1929 2 4 5 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia South Carolina USMA (1887, NC)
Edwin B. Winans 351 October 18, 1927 57 October 31, 1933 6 - 14 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Michigan USMA (1891, MI)
Joseph D. Leitch 281 November 6, 1927 63 March 5, 1928 - 4 - Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Michigan USMA (1889, NE)
Thomas Q. Donaldson 177 December 11, 1927 63 June 26, 1928 - 6 7 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia South Carolina USMA (1887, SC)
Henry D. Todd, Jr. 88 December 25, 1927 61 August 31, 1930 2 8 7 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia New York USMA (1890, PA)
George Le R. Irwin 173 March 6, 1928 60 February 19, 1931 2 11 14 Death US Army Field Artillery Insignia Michigan USMA (1889, IL)
Briant H. Wells 463 April 19, 1928 56 December 5, 1935 7 7 17 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Utah USMA (1894, UT)
Paul B. Malone 442 June 27, 1928 56 April 30, 1936 7 10 4 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia New York USMA (1894, NY)
Charles D. Rhodes 275 September 5, 1928 63 February 10, 1929 - 5 6 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Ohio USMA (1889, OH)
Frank Parker 451 February 11, 1929 56 September 21, 1936 7 7 11 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia South Carolina USMA (1894, SC)
Frank R. McCoy 560 September 4, 1929 53 October 31, 1938 9 1 28 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Pennsylvania USMA (1897, PA)
Ewing E. Booth 614 December 23, 1929 59 February 28, 1934 4 2 6 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Missouri

Major General(s) of the line, 1930-1939

Photo Name Date of Rank Date Vacated Years Reason Branch Notes
George V. H. Moseley September 1, 1930 September 30, 1938 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia USMA (1899)
Albert J. Bowley February 20, 1931
(March 6, 1931)
November 30, 1939 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia USMA (1897)
Frank S. Cocheu March 1, 1931
(March 26, 1931)
November 30, 1935 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1894)
Robert E. Callan April 1, 1931 January 31, 1936 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia USMA (1896)
Edward L. King October 1, 1931 December 27, 1933 Death US Army Cavalry Insignia USMA (1896)
Hugh A. Drum December 1, 1931 October 15, 1943 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
Stuart Heintzelman December 1, 1931 July 6, 1935 Death US Army Cavalry Insignia USMA (1899)
Campbell King May 1, 1932 July 31, 1933 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
Edgar T. Collins June 1, 1932 February 10, 1933 Death US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1897)
George S. Simonds February 11, 1933 March 31, 1938 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1899)
Harold B. Fiske August 1, 1933 November 30, 1935 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1897)
Halstead Dorey November 1, 1933 February 29, 1936 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1897)
Lucius R. Holbrook December 28, 1933
(March 26, 1934)
January 31, 1939 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia USMA (1896)
Frank C. Bolles December 1, 1934
(February 7, 1935)
September 30, 1936 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1896)
Lytle Brown February 1, 1935
(February 7, 1935)
November 30, 1936 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia USMA (1898)
Charles E. Kilbourne July 7, 1935
(August 9, 1935)
December 31, 1936 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia 1899
William E. Cole December 1, 1935
(December 23, 1935)
September 30, 1938 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia USMA (1898)
Andrew Moses December 1, 1935
(December 24, 1935)
June 30, 1938 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia USMA (1896)
Henry W. Butner February 1, 1936
(February 14, 1936)
March 13, 1937 Death US Army Field Artillery Insignia USMA (1898)
Stanley H. Ford March 1, 1936 January 31, 1941 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
Herbert J. Brees May 2, 1936
(May 14, 1936)
June 30, 1941 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia -
Stanley D. Embick May 1, 1936 June 27, 1946 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia USMA (1899)
James K. Parsons June 1, 1936
(June 17, 1936)
February 28, 1941 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
John H. Hughes October 1, 1936 February 4, 1940 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1897)
David L. Stone October 1, 1936 August 31, 1940 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia USMA (1898)
John L. DeWitt December 1, 1936 June 10, 1947 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
Harry E. Knight January 1, 1937 May 31, 1938 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
Charles D. Herron March 14, 1937 March 31, 1941 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia USMA (1899)
Percy Bishop January 1, 1938 May 31, 1941 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia -
James A. Woodruff March 1, 1938 June 30, 1941 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia USMA (1899)
Frank W. Rowell April 1, 1938 January 31, 1941 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
Walter Sweeney June 1, 1938 November 16, 1940 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia -
Daniel Van Voorhis July 1, 1938 October 31, 1942 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia -
Walter S. Grant October 1, 1938 January 1, 1942 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia USMA (1900)
Ben Lear October 1, 1938 May 31, 1943 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia -
William H. Wilson October 1, 1938 December 31, 1941 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia -
Robert McC. Beck, Jr. November 1, 1938 October 31, 1939 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia USMA (1901)
Walter Krueger February 2, 1939 January 31, 1945 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia
George C. Marshall September 1, 1939 April 11, 1946 Promotion US Army Infantry Insignia VMI (1901)
Kenyon A. Joyce November 1, 1939 June 30, 1944 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia -
George Grunert December 1, 1939 July 31, 1945 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia -

Major General(s) of the line, 1940-1949

Name Date of Rank Date Vacated Y M D Reason Branch Birthplace Notes
Walter C. Short March 1, 1940 February 28, 1942 2 - - Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Illinois -
Campbell B. Hodges September 1, 1940 June 30, 1941 - 10 - Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Louisiana USMA (1903)
Lesley J. McNair December 1, 1940 July 24, 1944 3 7 24 Death US Army Field Artillery Insignia Minnesota USMA (1904)
William Bryden February 1, 1941 August 12, 1946 5 2 13 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia Connecticut USMA (1904)
Richard C. Moore February 2, 1941 August 1, 1945 4 2 2 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia Missouri USMA (1903)
Henry H. Arnold February 3, 1941 April 11, 1946 5 2 9 Promotion US Army Aviation Insignia Pennsylvania USMA (1907)
Henry C. Pratt March 1, 1941 September 30, 1946 5 4 1 Retirement US Army Aviation Insignia New Mexico USMA (1904)
Walter K. Wilson April 1, 1941 November 30, 1946 5 6 7 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia Tennessee USMA (1902)
Ernest D. Peek June 1, 1941 October 31, 1944 3 5 - Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia Wisconsin USMA (1901)
Philip B. Peyton July 1, 1941 February 28, 1942 - 8 - Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Tennessee -
Frederick H. Smith July 1, 1941 May 31, 1943 1 11 - Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia Ohio USMA (1903)
Adna R. Chaffee, Jr. August 5, 1941 August 22, 1941 - - 17 Death US Army Cavalry Insignia Kansas USMA (1906)
Delos C. Emmons August 23, 1941 September 18, 1947 6 - 27 US Air Force US Army Aviation Insignia Virginia USMA (1909)
Dwight D. Eisenhower May 31, 1944
(August 30, 1943)
April 11, 1946 Promotion US Army Infantry Insignia Texas USMA (1915)
Jonathan M. Wainwright May 31, 1944
(August 31, 1943)
August 31, 1947 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia Washington USMA (1906)
Joseph W. Stilwell May 31, 1944
(September 1, 1943)
October 12, 1946 Death US Army Infantry Insignia Florida USMA (1904)
George S. Patton May 31, 1944
(September 2, 1943)
December 21, 1945 Death US Army Cavalry Insignia California USMA (1909)
Brehon B. Somervell May 31, 1944
(September 3, 1943)
April 30, 1946 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia Arkasas USMA (1914)
Joseph T. McNarney May 31, 1944
(September 4, 1943)
September 18, 1947 US Air Force US Army Aviation Insignia Pennsylvania USMA (1915)
Omar N. Bradley May 31, 1944
(September 8, 1943)
September 22, 1950 Promotion US Army Infantry Insignia Missouri USMA (1915)
William H. Simpson April 11, 1946 November 30, 1946 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Texas USMA (1909)
Wilhelm D. Styer April 15, 1946 April 30, 1947 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia Utah USMA (1916)
Robert C. Richardson June 22, 1946
(October 1, 1944)
October 31, 1946 Retirement US Army Cavalry Insignia South Carolina USMA (1904)
Courtney Hodges June 22, 1946
(October 2, 1944)
January 31, 1949 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Georgia -
Jacob L. Devers June 22, 1946
(October 3, 1944)
September 30, 1949 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia Pennsylvania USMA (1909)
Robert L. Eichelberger June 22, 1946
(October 4, 1944)
December 31, 1948 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Ohio USMA (1909)
Carl A. Spaatz June 22, 1946
(October 5, 1944)
September 18, 1947 US Air Force US Army Aviation Insignia Pennsylvania USMA (1914)
Thomas T. Handy June 22, 1946
(October 6, 1944)
March 31, 1954 Retirement US Army Field Artillery Insignia Tennessee VMI (1914)
Mark W. Clark June 22, 1946
(October 7, 1944)
October 31, 1953 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia New York USMA (1917)
Ira C. Eaker (December 1, 1944) September 18, 1947 US Air Force US Army Aviation Insignia Texas -
George C. Kenney (February 1, 1945) September 18, 1947 US Air Force US Army Aviation Insignia Canada -
John K. Cannon April 13, 1946 September 18, 1947 US Air Force US Army Aviation Insignia Utah -
Walter B. Smith June 22, 1946
(August 1, 1945)
January 31, 1953 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Indiana -
Charles H. Bonesteel July 18, 1946 January 31, 1947 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Nebraska USMA (1908)
Clarence S. Ridley October 1, 1946 June 30, 1947 US Army Engineer Insignia Indiana USMA (1905)
Charles P. Hall February 1, 1947 December 31, 1948 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Mississippi USMA (1911)
Oscar W. Griswold February 27, 1947
(December 1, 1946)
October 31, 1947 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Nevada USMA (1910)
Leonard T. Gerow February 27, 1947 July 31, 1950 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Virginia VMI (1911)
John C. H. Lee February 27, 1947 December 31, 1947 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia Kansas USMA (1909)
Alvan C. Gillem, Jr. June 16, 1947
(May 1, 1947)
August 31, 1950 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Tennessee -
Walter H. Walker August 1, 1947 December 23, 1950 Death US Army Infantry Insignia Texas USMA (1912)
Hoyt S. Vandenberg August 1, 1947 September 18, 1947 US Air Force US Army Aviation Insignia USMA (1923)
Matthew B. Ridgeway January 24, 1948 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Virginia USMA
J. Lawton Collins January 24, 1948 March 31, 1956 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Louisiana USMA (1917)
Albert C. Wedemeyer January 24, 1948 July 31, 1951 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Nebraska USMA (1918)
John E. Hull January 24, 1948 April 30, 1955 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Ohio -
Lucius D. Clay June 4, 1948
(January 24, 1948)
May 31, 1949 Retirement US Army Engineer Insignia Georgia USMA (1918)
LeRoy Lutes, Jr. July 15, 1948
(January 24, 1948)
January 31, 1951 Retirement Coast Artillery Insignia Illinois -
John R. Hodge July 24, 1948 June 30, 1953 Retirement US Army Infantry Insignia Illinois -

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