Born: Dec. 31, 1880, at Uniontown, Pa.
Family Background: His father was a prosperous coal and coke industry operator. He is a distant relative of Chief Justice John Marshall.
Education: Graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1901 18th in his class, cadet corps first captain, and an All-Southern Conference tackle.
Marriage: Married in 1902 at 21 to Elizabeth Carter Coles. She died in 1927. In 1930, he married Katherine Boyce Tupper Brown, a widow. He has no children. One of his three stepchildren, Lieut. Allen Tupper Brown, was killed in action in Italy in May 1944.
Army Career: Commissioned a 2nd lieutenant of infantry after...