George Andrews (adjutant general)

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George Andrews
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George Andrews
Born (1850-08-26)August 26, 1850
Providence, Rhode Island
Died September 10, 1928(1928-09-10) (aged 78)
Washington, D.C.
Place of Burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1876–1914
Rank Brigadier General
Commands held Adjutant General of the U.S. Army
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Spanish-American War

George Andrews (August 26, 1850 – September 10, 1928) was an officer in the United States Army who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1912 to 1914.

Life and career[edit]

Andrews was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Brigadier General George Lippitt Andrews. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1876, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 25th Infantry, serving at Fort Davis, Texas and Fort Randall, South Dakota. He served as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Brooks Military Academy of Ohio from 1881 to 1883, being promoted to first lieutenant in February 1883. Rejoining the regiment at Fort Snelling, Minnesota in September 1883, he became the regimental adjutant in August 1886. The regiment moved to Fort Missoula, Montana in September 1889, and Andrews was promoted to captain in September 1892. He served on duty with the Ohio Army National Guard from 1896 to 1898.[1][2]

In February 1898 Andrews transferred to the Adjutant General's Department and was promoted to major, serving as adjutant general for the Department of the Missouri, and later for the Department of the East and in Cuba. He served in the Adjutant General's Office in Washington, D.C. from September 1900 to October 1902, and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in February 1901. He served as adjutant general for the Department of California from October 1902 to January 1904, receiving a promotion to colonel in August 1903. He then served as adjutant general for the Pacific Division from January 1904 to November 1905 when he became adjutant general for the Philippines Division.[2][3]

Andrews continued to serve in various departmental adjutant roles from 1908 to August 1912 when he was elevated to Adjutant General of the U. S. Army with the rank of brigadier general. He retired in August 1914, and died in September 1928 in Washington, D.C.. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.[3][4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cullum, George W. (1891). Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy, Volume III. New York City: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. p. 265. 
  2. ^ a b Cullum, George W. (1901). Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy, Volume IV. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press. p. 271. 
  3. ^ a b Cullum, George W. (1910). Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy, Volume V. Saginaw, Michigan: Seeman & Peters. pp. 247–248. 
  4. ^ Cullum, George W. (1920). Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy, Volume VI. Saginaw, Michigan: Seeman & Peters. p. 219. 
  5. ^ Cullum, George W. (1930). Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy, Volume VII. Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons. p. 136. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
William P. Hall
Adjutant General of the U. S. Army
August 5, 1912-August 27, 1914
Succeeded by
Henry P. McCain