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Gen Sumner Waite
Birth: Sep. 6, 1888
Falmouth
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1952
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Army Brigadier General. Waite graduated from the University of Maine in 1911 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. He served in the first World War as assistant chief of staff of the Thirty-seventh Division and as chief of staff of the Third Division. In the Second World War, he commanded the Thirteenth Infantry Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and later became assistant chief of staff of the European Theatre of Operations. While in that post, he served in France as the United States Army representative with General Charles de Gaulle. From December 1945 to April of 1946 he was assistant chief of staff of the China-Burma-India Theatre. In 1948 he returned to the United States and in September of that year retired from the Army. He retired to Camden, South Carolina until he became ill and died in Washington DC while at Walter Reed Hospital. He was the holder of the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, French Legion of Honor, French Croix de Guerre with palm, Belgium Croix de Guerre, and the Belgium Military Cross. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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 Parents:
  John L. Waite (1861 - 1915)
  Annie L Gowen Waite (1859 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Carrison Waite (1896 - 1988)
 
 Siblings:
  Sumner Waite (1888 - 1952)
  John Edwin Waite (1891 - 1892)*
  John Philip Waite (1896 - 1990)*
  William G Waite (1897 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site 1368-C
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Jacobs
Record added: Oct 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59933779
Gen Sumner Waite
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Gen Sumner Waite
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Gen Sumner Waite
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