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Lewis B. Hershey

Lewis B. HersheyAKA Lewis Blaine Hershey

Born: 12-Sep-1893
Birthplace: Steuben City, IN
Died: 20-May-1977
Location of death: Angola, IN
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Director of Selective Service System

Military service: Indiana National Guard (1916-20); US Army (1920-73)

The man responsible for building the Selective Service System, and ran it for the "Hooveresque" time lasting 1936 until 1970. He died less than two months after Ellen, his wife of 70 years. Mennonite.

Father: Latta Freleigh Hershey
Mother: Rosetta Richardson Hershey
Brother: (older)
Wife: Ellen Dygert Hershey (b. 7-Sep-1892, m. 29-Nov-1917, d. 1-Apr-1977)
Daughter: Kathryn
Son: Colonel Gilbert R. Hershey (b. 12-Nov-1921, Camp Washington)
Son: George
Daughter: Ellen Margaret

    High School: Angola High School, Angola, IN
    University: BS, Tri-State College (1912)
    University: BA, Tri-State College (1914)
    Administrator: Principal, Flint High School, Flint, IN (1914-16)
    University: Indiana University at Bloomington (1917)
    University: US Army War College (1933)
    Administrator: Board of Trustees, Tri-State College (1950-)

    American Legion Post No. 7205, Angola, IN (24-Apr-1961)
    American Red Cross Montgomery County Chapter
    Boy Scouts of America Board Member, National Capital Area Council (1955-67)
    Freemasonry Northeastern Lodge No. 210, Fremont, IN (12-Apr-1916)
    Rotary International Honorary Life Member (20-Jul-1940)
    Army Distinguished Service Medal 1946
    Defense Distinguished Service Medal
    National Defense Service Medal
    Navy Distinguished Service Medal 1946
    Silver Beaver 1960
    Silver Buffalo 1966
    Sued by the ACLU (1-Dec-1967)
    Stroke (20-Feb-1977)
    Brain Surgery Walter Reed Army Hospital (24-Feb-1977)
    Autopsy Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, IN (1977)
    Missing Eye glass eye, polo injury (1926)
    Swiss Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Diphtheria


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