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Encyclopedia > Merritt B. Curtis

Merritt B. Curtis, (Aug 31, 1892 - May 16, 1966). Brigadier General, and lawyer who ran for President of the United States in 1960 under the Constitution Party. August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... The Constitution Party was a conservative third party in the United States, founded in 1952. ...

Merritt Barton Curtis was born in 1892 at San Bernardino, California, son of Israel Hamilton Curtis and Eliza Allen Mee. Graduate of the University of California, and George Washington University. He married Francis Claire Bracewell on Apr 23, 1917 at Riverside, California. He was in the Marine Corps as 2nd Lietenant in 1917 and advanced to Brigadier General in 1944. Member of the bar in California. San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ...   The George Washington University (GWU) is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university located in Washington, D.C.. Founded in 1821 as The Columbian College on land provided by former President George Washington, the university has since developed into one of the worlds leading educational and research institutions. ... Current city logo Riverside is the county seat of Riverside County, California, United States, it is also a focus city of the Greater Los Angeles Area. ... The UKs Royal Marines in a Rigid Raider assault watercraft A marine corps is a branch of a nations armed forces incorporating Marines, intended to be capable of mounting amphibious assaults using infantry, armour, aircraft, and watercraft. ...

The Constitution Party was the result of the "...racist Right's ill-fated efforts at forming a third party..."[1] In 1960 the Texas-based party put-up retired Marine Corps Brigadier General Merritt B. Curtis for president, and campaign manager Curtis B. Dall for vice-president. The UKs Royal Marines in a Rigid Raider assault watercraft A marine corps is a branch of a nations armed forces incorporating Marines, intended to be capable of mounting amphibious assaults using infantry, armour, aircraft, and watercraft. ... Curtis Bean Dall, (Oct 24, 1896 - Jun 28, 1991) stockbroker, vice-Presidential candidate, American author, and first husband of Anna E. Roosevelt. ...

He died in 1966 while a resident of Washington D.C., and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... The Tomb of the Unknowns Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, is an American military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lees wife Mary. ...


  1. ^ Diamond, Sara, Roads to Dominion:Right-Wing Movements and Political Power in the United States, p 87

Sara Diamond is a leading authority on the Christian Right and other right-wing movements. ...


  • Denslow, William R. (reprint 2004, 1957 ed.). 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One. Torrance, California: Kessinger Publishing. ISBN 1-4179-7578-4.
  • Edmund West comp., Family Data Collection - Births. Myfamily.com, Provo, UT. 2001 online at FDCB
  • Social Security Death Index online at SSDI

Further reading

  • Ancell, R. Manning and Christine M. Miller (1996). The Biographical Dictionary of World War II Generals and Flag Officers. The U.S. armed forces. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-29546-8.



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