Karl C. Schwinn
Major, United States Army
KARL SCHWINN, MILITARY TEACHER
Professor of Army Sciences at City College Is Dead at 46
NEW YORK, New York, May 2, 1938 – Major Karl C. Schwinn, USA, for several years Professor of Military Science and Tactics at City College, died yesterday in Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, according to word received here. His age was 46. He had been relieved of duty at the college last Fall because of poor health.
Born in Savannah, Georgia, on September 16, 1891, he was a son of Stephen and Emma Schwinn. As a youth he joined the German Volunteers, a National Guard organization founded in Savannah before the Civil War. He served as First Lieutenant under General Pershing at the Mexican Border, being stationed at Camp Cotton.
Major Schwinn attained the war rank of Major with the Field Artillery, serving with the 118th Regiment in France. Subsequently he was on General Staff duty in Washington. After four years as Adjutant at City College he was sent to Honolulu, returning to the College’s military science staff about seven years ago. He was commissioned First Lieutenant of Infantry July 1, 1920, Captain three years later and Major on November 1, 1931.
Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Schwinn of Great Neck; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Brown, Mrs. Larry Parrish and Miss. Emma Schwinn, and a brother, Stephen Schwinn, all of Miami, Florida.
Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
Posted: 3 January 2008