Lewis Blaine Hershey Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Lewis Blaine Hershey (Lewis B. Hershey)

Last Updated: 09 May, 2024 | Views: 217

Age: 83

Profession: Defence

Other Profession(s): Soldier

Famous For: United States Army four-star general

Higher Education: Graduated

Lewis Blaine Hershey Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
12 Sep, 1893 (83 Years 08 Months 8 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Steuben County


Died on
20 May, 1977

Lewis Blaine Hershey Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Lewis Blaine Hershey, a well known  American military officer, was born in Indiana. Hershey continued to fight in both World Wars I and II, ultimately becoming a Major General. He went to the neighborhood public schools and completed his teacher education at Tri-State University (now Trine University). He was an elementary school teacher and principal in the neighborhood. He had four kids with Ellen Divert (1892-1977): Kathryn, Edgar, George, and Ellen.

Lewis Blaine Hershey Career:

Hershey served in the military as well as being an enthusiastic stamp collector and a member of the United States Philatelic Society. 

Hershey was renowned for his tenacious devotion to duty and strong character.

Hershey rose to prominence in the American military following the war and oversaw the Selective Service System from 1940 until 1970. 

President Richard Nixon then fired him from that position and replaced him with a presidential advisor before promoting him to full General.

Lewis Blaine Hershey Honors:

Lewis Blaine was revered by both military men and civilians and was frequently referred to as "Mr. Selective Service." Throughout his lengthy career.

Lewis Blaine received various accolades and distinctions, including the Good Service Medal as well as the Legion of Merit.

Lewis Blaine Hershey Death:

Lewis Blaine died in 1977 and is remembered as one of the most significant military leaders of the 20th century.


Lewis Blaine Hershey Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In feet & Inches 5'11"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs

Eye Color
Dark Brown

Hair Color
Dark Brown

Lewis Blaine Hershey Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Latta Freleigh Hershey

Mother's Name
Rosetta Caroline Richardson

Ellen Dygert

Ellen Hershey, Gilbert Hershey, George Hershey, Kathryn Hershey

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