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Frank Herman Albright
Born August 2, 1865
Died July 21, 1940(1940-07-21) (aged 74)
Education United States Military Academy (1887)
Title Colonel of the United States Army
Political party Republican.
Spouse(s) Minnie L. Scott
Parent(s) William I. Albright and Mary Shierlow Albright

Frank Herman Albright (August 2, 1865 – July 21, 1940) was an Army officer who later became an American Brigadier general active in World War I.

Early life

Albright was born in Putnam County, Ohio. He entered the United States Military Academy and graduated as the anchor man in the class of 1887. After graduating, he was commissioned in the 12th Infantry at Fort Sully in the Dakota territory and two months later was sent to Company G, Ninth Infantry at Camp Bowie in Arizona.


In 1895, Albright was promoted and transferred to the 25th Infantry at Fort Buford in the Dakota territory and was later sent to Fort Assiniboine, in Idaho. Albright became Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of North Dakota where he inducted eight companies of the North Dakota National Guard. Albright took a large detachment of troops to Puerto Rico but when he arrived the conflict was already over. He left Puerto Rico on September 5, 1898 and took his company to Fort Grant, in Arizona. There he was promoted to Captain and again assigned to the 25th Infantry. From 1899 to 1902, he was stationed in the Philippines. In 1902, he returned to the United States and became a Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Purdue University in Indiana until 1905.

Albright graduated from Army War College in 1915 and on August 5, 1917 he became a Brigadier General in the National Army. He commanded the 151st Infantry Brigade at Camp Devens, in Massachusetts and took it to France. In October 1918, he commanded the 55th Infantry Brigade, 28th Division in combat.

On November 27, 1918, Albright was honorably discharged as brigadier general.

Upon returning to the United States, Albright was stationed to Fort George Wright in Washington.

He was granted retirement after thirty-six years of service on July 23, 1919.

In June 1930, his rank of brigadier general was restored by an act of Congress.

Death and legacy

Frank Herman Albright died at the age of seventy-four on July 21, 1940.

Personal life

Albright married Minnie L. Scott, who also had connections with the US Military. Her father had been an army chaplain of the Union Army from the Civil War. The couple had no issue and his wife survived him.

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