[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
mail:
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]
Italiano

[Link to a series of help pages]
Help
[Link to the next level up]
Up
[Link to my homepage]
Home
This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.
[decorative delimiter]
USMA
Home

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III
p414
3225

(Born O.)

James Theodoreº Dean

(Ap'd O.)

52

Born Ironton, OH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1883, to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, June 12, 1887.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Shaw, Mon., Sep. 30, 1887, to May 20, 1888; and in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p455
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Snelling, Min., 1890 to Feb. 24, 1893. — On the staff of Major-General John R. Brooke as Aide-de‑p456camp from Feb. 24, 1893 to –––––; (Acting Aide-de‑camp from July 18, 1898 to May 12, 1899.)

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 14th Infantry, Aug. 14, 1894)

— At Headquarters, Department of the Platte, from Feb. 24, 1893 to May 16, 1895; at Headquarters, Department of Dakota, from May 17, 1895 to Feb. 24, 1897; at Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, from April 27, 1897 to April 20, 1898 (name of department changed to Department of the Lakes, March 11, 1898); at Headquarters of 1st

(Major and Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, July 18, 1898)

Army Corps, Camp George H. Thomas, Ga., April 21 to July 23, 1898; at Headquarters of 1st Army Corps, Puerto Rico, from Aug. 1 to Oct. 18, 1898; At Headquarters, Department of Puerto Rico, Oct. 18 to Dec. 6, 1898; at Headquarters, Division of Cuba, Jan. 1, 1899 to –––––;

(Captain of Infantry, 10th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

(Aide-de‑camp to General Brooke, March 2 to May 13, 1899.)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, May 12, 1899)

Vol. V
p412
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Shaw, Mont., Oct. 1, 1887 to 1888;º Aide-de‑camp to General Brooke, May 14, 1899 to July 21, 1902; at Fort Wright, Washington, awaiting return of regiment from Philippines, from Jan. 1 to Sept. 17, 1903; at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 18, 1903 to July 2, 1904; at Fort Lawton, Wash., Aug. 21, 1904 to July 7, 1906.

(Adjutant, 10th Infantry, Aug. 22, 1904 to Aug. 21, 1908)

— At Fort William H. Seward, Alaska, July 11, 1906 to –––––, 1908; at Treadwell, Alaska on D. S., in command of Company F, 10th Infantry, on strike duty, March 31 to May 7, 1907.

Vol. VI
p478
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born May 12, 1865.)

Military History. —

Captain, 10th Infantry, March 2, 1899.

At Fort W. H. Seward, Alaska, July 11, 1906, to June 29, 1908; (Regimental Adjutant, 10th Infantry, Aug. 22, 1904, to Aug. 21, 1908; at Treadwell, Alaska, on detached service, commanding company on strike duty, March 31 to May 7, 1907); at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., July 30, 1908, to June 13, 1910; at Washington, D. C., student officer at Army War College, July 15, 1910, to

(Major, 3d Infantry, Oct. 20, 1910)

Aug. 31, 1911

(Adjutant-General, by Detail, Sept. 3, 1911)

at Governors Island, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1911, to March 26, 1912; at Manila, Philippines, May 4, 1912, to Sept. 1, 1914; (relieved from detail as Adjutant-General, Aug. 31, 1914); at Fort William McKinley, P. I., Sept. 1, 1914, to March 15, 1915; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., July 30, 1915, to March 24, 1916; at El Centro and Calexico, Cal., March 26 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

(Adjutant-General, by Detail, July 26, 1916)

Aug. 7, 1916; at Nogales, Arizona, Aug. 9, 1916, to March 20, 1917; at El Paso, Texas, to April 24, 1917; at Boston, Mass., May 1 to

(Colonel of Infantry, May 15, 1917)

June 28, 1917; at Washington, D. C., to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 24, 1917; at Camp Dix, N. J., Aug. 24, 1917, to May 17, 1918; in France, June 2, 1918, to May 11, 1919; (relieved from detail as Adjutant-General, Aug. 22, 1918; commanding 156th Infantry Brigade, 78th Division, in St. Mihiel and in Argonne-Meuse Campaigns); at Camp Lewis, Wash., as Brigadier-General and as Executive Officer, June 29 to

(Returned to Grade of Colonel, July 15, 1919)

Aug. 6; at Camp Shelby, Miss., commanding Camp and 29th Infantry, Aug. 15 to Oct. 15; at Camp Benning, Ga., commanding 29th Infantry, Oct. 16, 1919, to ––––

Vol. VII
p264
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

Returned to Grade of Colonel, July 15, 1919.

At Camp Benning, Ga., commanding 29th Infantry, Oct. 16, 1919, to Aug. 23, 1920; in Adjutant General's Department, Aug. 23, 1920 to Dec. 22, 1922; at Manila, P. I., Adjutant-General, Philippine Dept., Dec. 2, 1920 to Nov. 18, 1922; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., commanding 11th Infantry, Feb. 25, 1923 to Feb. 25, 1925; at New York City, General Recruiting Officer, Apr. 23, 1925 to Jan. 27, 1927; Assistant Chief of Staff, 77th Division, Officer Reserve, Jan. 25, 1927 to Sept. 25, 1928.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 25, 1928,
At His own Request, After More Than 40 Years' Service.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Vol. VIII
p76
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Sept. 25, 1928.

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, June 15, 1939, at Whitefish Lake, Canada: Aged 74.

Buried, Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, OH.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Dean's birthplace is from his AOG obituary; which, however, states that he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 1 May 14