The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Samuel Tilden Lawton

Lawton, Samuel Tilden


* 1st of April 1884

† 29th of January 1961

(National Guard)


1922-01-02 Lieutenant-Colonel (Illinois National Guard)
1926-06-11 Colonel (Illinois National Guard)
1936-03-19 Brigadier-General (Illinois Natonal Guard)
1936-06-02 Brigadier-General (National Guard of the United States)
1940-06-10 Major-General (Illinois National Guard)
1940-09-16 Major-General (National Guard of the United States)
1941-03-05 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1948-06-29 Major-General (Retired)


1926-06-11 1936-02-10 Commanding Officer 122nd Field Artillery Regiment
1936-03-19 1940-05-16 Commanding Officer 58th Field Artillery Brigade
1940-05-16 1942-05-XX Commanding General 33rd Infantry Division
1943-XX-XX General Officer Great Lakes Sector
1944-XX-XX Commanding General Sault St. Marie Military Area
1944-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Member of the War Department Dependency Board
Picture source: "33 Division pictorial history, Army of the United States, Camp Forrest - 1941-1942", 1942