William H. Simpson: general's general
Stone, Thomas Richardson
Vandiver, Frank E.
Master of Arts
Foundations for the careers of great men are often laid in early life. This paper deals with events in the first 21 years, of the life of William H. Simpson who later commanded the 350,000 man Ninth Army as it raced across Germany in the Second World War. The development of the West Texas county in which General Simpson was raised; the General's early life as well as his West Point days, during which the tall Texan was shaped into a second lieutenant in the United States Army, are examined. An annotated bibliography including letters written to and interviews conducted by the author as well as printed material supplements the text.