Lawrence Russell Dewey

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Lawrence Russell Dewey
Birth name Lawrence Russell Dewey
Born (1901-05-19)May 19, 1901
Des Moines, Iowa
Died December 18, 1994(1994-12-18) (aged 93)
Washington, D.C.
Buried Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1939-1961
Unit 1st Armored Division
3rd Cavalry Regiment
Commands held IX Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Relations Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
Other work CIA National Board of Estimates.

Lawrence Russell Dewey was a Major General in the United States Army.


Dewey was born on May 19, 1901 in Des Moines, Iowa.[1] He married Florence Powers and had four children. Lawrence Russell Dewey,Jr.; Florence"Cici" Powers Dewey(Mrs.Francis J.Hughes); Donald Herbert Dewey; Elizabeth Hazard Dewey(Mrs.Christopher L. Vance) Their son, Lawrence, Jr., also became an officer in the military. Dewey died on December 18, 1994 in Washington, D.C. and is buried with Florence at Arlington National Cemetery.


Dewey graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1924. From 1933 to 1939 he served as Aide-de-Camp to Brigadier General Evan Harris Humphrey. In 1939 he was assigned as a troop commander in the 3rd Cavalry Regiment.

During World War II he served in various positions with the 1st Armored Division, including Chief of Staff. Following the war he was named Assistant Divisional Commander until 1951. From there he became Chief of Staff of the IX Corps during the Korean War.

He served in various roles until his retirement in 1961. After his retirement from the Army he would become a member of the National Board of Estimates of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Awards he received during his career include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Purple Heart.


  1. ^ "Lawrence Russell Dewey". Arlington Retrieved 2011-02-01.