Major General, United States Army
McIntyre of Alabama
Appointed from Alabama, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1882 (10)
Commissiond Second Lieutennat, 19th United States Infantry, 1 July 1886
First Lieutenant, 3rd Untied States Infantry, 4 July 1892
Transferred to the 19th United States Infantry, 12 August 1892
Captain, 2 March 1899
Courtesy of Michael Stein:
Major General Frank McIntyre
Son of Denis & Mary (Caughan) McIntyre
Student, University of Alabama 1880-82
Second Lieutenant July 1, 1886
Served with 19th Infantry Regiment 1886-92
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, February 16, 1944 – Major General Frank McIntyre, retired, who as Assistant Chief of Staff during the First World War and a West Point classmate of General John J. Pershing, died in a hospital here today at the age of 78.
General McIntyre retired from the Army on January 5, 1929, having reached the statuary age limit of 64 years. He had spent forty-three years in the service.
Born in Montgomery, Alabama, he went through his early childhood and early education in the period of upheaval immediately following the Civil War. By 1882 he had begun studies at the University of Alabama, distinguishing himself in mathematics. He soon withdrew from the university, however, and entered West Point and was graduated from the Military Academy in 1886, tenth man in his class.
He was sent to Puerto Rico as a Captain of the Nineteenth Infantry during the Spanish-American War. Soon after peace was declared he was transferred to the Philippines, where he was one of the officers who aided in bringing about the surrender of the insurgents. Recalled to Washington in 1903 for service in the Bureau of Insular Affairs, he became the chief in 1912, rising meanwhile in rank to Brigadier General.
For a time during World War I General McIntyre served as Army Censor, taking that post when General Douglas MacArthur, who had held it, was relieved to proceed overseas. Still later General McIntyre became Assistant Chief of Staff under General Peyton C. March.
Following the war, he toured the Philippines, and upon his return resumed charge of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, retraining that post until his retirement.
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2002
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