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Fred Thaddeus Austin
Born (1866-12-28)December 28, 1866
Died February 26, 1938(1938-02-26) (aged 71)
Place of birth Hancock, Vermont
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Major general

Fred Thaddeus Austin (December 28, 1866 – February 26, 1938) was an army officer, and an American Brigadier general active during World War 1.[1]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Austin was born in Hancock, Vermont. He graduated from Norwich University with a B.S. in 1888, as well as an M.S. in 1894, plus a C.E. in 1896.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Austin practiced architecture in Brockton and Boston, Massachusetts from 1899 to 1898. He then entered the army as a first lieutenant and adjutant, Fifth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on July 1, 1898. On August 17, 1899, he became a first lieutenant of the 46th United States Volunteer Infantry and then transferred in grade to the Artillery Corps on August 22, 1901. He served in the Artillery Corps for the rest of his career. On April 12, 1918, he was promoted to brigadier general in the National Army.

After World War I, Austin became the director of the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, in Oklahoma, after which he served in the Inspector General's Department. Austin became a major general and was Chief of Field Artillery from December 20, 1927 to February 15, 1938.[2]

Death and Legacy[edit | edit source]

Fred Thaddeus Austin died on February 26, 1938.[1] He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Marquis Who's Who, Inc. Who Was Who in American History, the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975.P.20 ISBN 0837932017 OCLC 657162692
  2. 2.0 2.1 Davis, Henry Blaine. Generals in Khaki. Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, 1998. P. 16 ISBN 1571970886 OCLC 231779136
  3. "Fred Thaddeus Austin." Fred Thaddeus Austin. Arlington National Cemetery, n.d. Web. 10 Aug. 2016. <http%3A%2F%2Fwww.arlingtoncemetery.net%2Fftaustin.htm>.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Davis, Henry Blaine. Generals in Khaki. Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, 1998. ISBN 1571970886 OCLC 231779136
  • "Fred Thaddeus Austin." Fred Thaddeus Austin. Arlington National Cemetery, n.d. Web. 10 Aug. 2016. <http%3A%2F%2Fwww.arlingtoncemetery.net%2Fftaustin.htm>.
  • Marquis Who's Who, Inc. Who Was Who in American History, the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975. ISBN 0837932017 OCLC 657162692

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