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First Name: Ewing

Last Name: Booth

Birthplace: Bower Mills, MO, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: E.

Date of Birth: 28 February 1870

Date of Death: 19 February 1949

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Ewing E. Booth

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Ewing E. Booth
Major General, U.S. Army

Ewing E. Booth was born on 28 February 1870 in Bower Mills, MO.

First Lieutenant Booth served with the 7th Cavalry Regiment between 1901-04; he was promoted to Captain in 1904. He then served with 10th Cavalry Regiment during 1904-05 and returned to serve again with 7th Cavalry Regiment from 1905-15 (he was Aide-de-Camp to Major General J. Franklin Bell from 1912-15).

Booth served with the 1st Cavalry Regiment from 1915-17 and, upon his promotion to Major in 1917, served as Chief of Staff, Eastern Department. He then served as Chief of Staff, 77th Division in 1917-18.

He was promoted to Brigadier General (NA) in 1918 and assigned as Commanding General, 8th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division, 1918-19, and as Assistant Chief of Staff G-1 (Personnel), Service of Supply, AEF and then as Chief of Staff, Service of Supply, AEF & Chief of Staff, American Forces in France from 1919-20.

In 1920, Booth reverted to the rank of Colonel and served as Deputy Allied High Commissioner to Armenia from January-June. He next served as Assistant Commandant, General Service Schools, 1920-21; as Director, General Service Schools, 1921-23; and as Commander, 1st & 4th Cavalry Brigades 1922-24. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1924, he then became Commandant, Cavalry School during 1925-27. His next assignment was Assistant Army Chief of Staff G-4 (Supply) in 1927 and he was promoted to Major General in 1929. He became Deputy Army Chief of Staff (October-December) 1930 and Commanding General, 1st Cavalry Division, 1931-32. His final assignment was as Commander, Philippine Department, from 1932-33.

Major General Booth retired on 28 February 1934.

Death and Burial

Major General Ewing E. Booth died on 19 February 1949. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2269   Created by: MHOH




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