Emory Sherwood Adams

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Emory Sherwood Adams
Born (1881-02-06)February 6, 1881
Manhattan, Kansas
Died November 30, 1967(1967-11-30) (aged 86)
Monterey, California
Place of Burial San Francisco National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1898–1945
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands held Adjutant General of the U.S. Army
Awards Distinguished Service Medal

Emory Sherwood Adams (February 6, 1881 – November 30, 1967) was an officer in the United States Army who served as Adjutant General from 1938 to 1942.

Early life[edit]

Adams was born in Manhattan, Kansas on February 6, 1881. He graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1898.[1]

Military career[edit]

Adams served with the 20th Kansas Infantry and Regular Army from 1898-1902. He was commissioned as an infantry officer in October 1902. He saw overseas duty in the Philippines, China, and France. He had extended duty with the adjutant general department from 1922 to 1938. This service was followed by an appointment to Adjutant General with a rank of Major General in May 1938. He retired from service on February 28, 1942, but was recalled the next month. He continued to serve until August 1945. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal for service in Brest, France during World War I.[2][3]

Later life[edit]

Adams died on November 30, 1967.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ancell, R. Manning, with Christine M. Miller. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II Generals and Flag Officers: The U.S. Armed Forces, Greenwood, 1996, ISBN 0313295468, page 2.
  2. ^ Ancell, R. Manning, with Christine M. Miller. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II Generals and Flag Officers: The U.S. Armed Forces, Greenwood, 1996, ISBN 0313295468, page 2.
  3. ^ http://archive.is/T5Ms Valor Awards for Emory S. Adams, Military Times
  4. ^ Ancell, R. Manning, with Christine M. Miller. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II Generals and Flag Officers: The U.S. Armed Forces, Greenwood, 1996, ISBN 0313295468, page 2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Edgar T. Conley
Adjutant General of the U. S. Army
May 1, 1938 – February 28, 1942
Succeeded by
James A. Ulio