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Edward Albert Kreger
Born (1868-05-31)May 31, 1868
near Keota, Iowa
Died May 24, 1955(1955-05-24) (agedĀ 86)
San Antonio, Texas
Branch United States Army
Rank Major general

Edward Albert Kreger (May 31, 1868 - May 24, 1955) was a lawyer and American Major General during World War I.

Early life and education

Edward Albert Kreger was born on May 31, 1868 near Keota, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State College in 1890 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He studied law at the State University of Iowa, the Iowa College of Law, and Drake University.

Civilian career

From 1891 to 1893, he was a high school principal. From 1894 to 1896, he served as a school superintendent in Cherokee, Iowa.

In January 1897, he was admitted to the Iowa bar and began practicing law in Cherokee.

Military career

From 1893 to 1898, he served in the Iowa National Guard.

From April 1898 to October 1898, he served as a captain in the 52nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

From 1899 to 1901, he served in the 39th U.S. Volunteer Infantry.

In 1905, he graduated from the Infantry and Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth.

In 1906, he graduated from the Army Staff College.

From 1906 to 1908, he taught law at the Army Staff College.

From 1907 to 1909, he was stationed in Cuba.

From 1909 to 1911, he served as the Judge Advocate of the Department of the Colorado.

Kreger served as the Acting Judge Advocate General during World War I.


Kreger received the Distinguished Service Cross for actions in the Philippines and the Army Distinguished Service Medal for actions during World War I.

Personal life

Kreger married Laura Mae Roddis in 1891. Together, they had one daughter.

Death and legacy

Kreger died on May 24, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas. He is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

His papers are held by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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