John Cowles Scofield
Chief Clerk, War Department
46 YEARS' SERVICE
War Department Chief Clerk is Honored By Secretary Hurley
WASHINGTON, December 30, 1931 - John C. Scofield, Senior Civil Service Employee of the War Department and Chief Clerk for the past 31 years, retired from active service today at the age of 70 years. During 46 years in the War Department he served under sixteen secretaries of war.
Secretary Hurley this morning presented him
with a letter of appreciation for his service, and a book of autographs
and a watch were given to him by friends and fellow employees.
WASHINGTON, January 22, 1944 – John Cowles Scofield, retired Chief Clerk of the War Department, who served under sixteen different Secretaries of War during his forty-six years of continuous service, died here today. He was 83 years old.
Mr. Scofield, who was born on a farm in Vermont, first entered the War Department in 1884 as a clerk in the Surgeon General’s officer, and was made Chief Clerk of the Department in 1889. Later, at the request of President Taft, under whom Mr. Scofield served when Mr. Taft was Secretary of War, Congress passed as act giving him the title of Assistant Secretary of War.
Mr. Scofield retired from the Department at the age of 70, but remained active as a director of a local building association.
Surviving are a son, Colonel Frank C. Scofield, on duty with the Transportation Division of the War Department, and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret S. Cline of Washington and Mrs. Clara S. Corcoran of Summit, New Jersey.
SCOFIELD, FLORENCE CLARK W/O JOHN C
SCOFIELD, JOHN C
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003