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ROSSOW, ROBERT: 1881-1960.

Robert Rossow was born on Jan. 22, 1881, in Delray, Mich., Enlisting in the U.S. Cavalry, he served in the Philippine Islands, 1898-1906. He graduated from Command and General Staff School, 1926, and attended the U.S. Cavalry School, 1924, and the Army War College, 1927. He married Ethel Simmons and they had two children, Nancy and Robert, Jr. Rossow joined the staff of Culver Military Academy (Ind.) in 1906 where he was director of the Black Horse Troop and organized the Summer Cavalry Camp in 1907. Commissioned a major in the Cavalry Reserve Corps during World War I, he commanded battalions in France and Germany . He was commandant of cadets, 1927-35, and director of the Culver Summer School Woodcraft Camp, 1935-45. He retired in 1945 but served as manager of the dining hall, 1949-58. Rossow was superintendent of state police (Ind.), 1947-49. He was a member of the governor's commission for control of crime; was named honorary chief of the Black Feet Indians, 1928; and was presented the Citizenship Medal by the Indiana Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1947. He died in South Bend, Ind., on April 11, 1960.

Information from Indiana State Library and Culver Public Library.

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