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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Samuel Tankersley Williams Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1980
    Collection Number: 81032
    Creator: Williams, S. T. (Samuel Tankersley), 1897-
    Collection Size: 24 manuscript boxes, 9 envelopes, 9 phonotape reels (10.7 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, orders, memoranda, reports, interview transcripts, conference notes, photographs, and phonotapes, relating to American military activities in the European Theater during World War II, Amerian military operations in the Korean War, and American military assistance to South Vietnam.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Samuel Tankersley Williams Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam
    Korean War, 1950-1953.
    Military assistance, American--Vietnam.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Western.
    United States--Armed Forces.

    Biographical Note

    1897 Aug. 25 Born, Denton, Texas
    1916 May-1917 Aug. Private in the Texas Militia
    1917 Aug. Attended Officers Training Camp, Leon Springs, Texas.
      Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Officers Reserve Corps
    1917 Aug.-1919 Aug. 359th Infantry Regiment, France. Fought in battles of St. Michel, Meuse-Argonne, and Toul Sector
    1920 July 1 Commissioned First Lieutenant in regular United States Army
    1925 Sept.-1926 May Attended Company Officers Course, Fort Benning, Georgia
    1926-1930 Captain, 21st Infantry Regiment, Hawaii
    1930-1931 Attended United States Army Infantry Officers Advance Course
    1933-1935 Attended United States Army Command and General Staff School
    1935-1937 Company commander, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia
    1937-1938 Attended Army War College
    1943 Feb.-1944 Aug. Brigadier General. Commander of the 378th Infantry Regiment and assistant division commander of the 90th Infantry Division, France. Landed on Utah Beach
    1944 Aug. Demoted from Brigadier General to Colonel
    1944 Sept.-1945 Nov. G-3 of the XXII Corps, European Theater of Operations
    1946 Feb.-1950 May Commander of the 26th Infantry Regiment and acting commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division, Nuremberg
    1950 June-1952 May Served in Operations and Training Office of the Army Field Forces, Fort Monroe, Virginia
    1951 February 13 Promoted to Brigadier General
    1952 June-1953 Aug. Commander of the 25th Infantry Division, Korea
    1953 Aug. Promoted to Major General
    1953 Sept.-1954 March Commander of the XVI Corps, Japan
    1954 April-Dec. Commander of the IX Corps and deputy commander of the Eighth Army, Korea
    1955 Jan.-Sept. Deputy commander of the Fourth Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
    1955 Sept. 15 Promoted to Lieutenant General
    1955 Oct.-1960 Aug. Chief of the Military Assistance and Advisory Group (MAAG), Vietnam
    1984 April 26 Died, San Antonio, Texas