PHILLIPSON, IRVING JOSEPH (1882–1955), U.S. Army officer. Graduated from West Point in 1904, Phillipson saw action in the Philippines in 1906–07 and in the Meuse-Argonne battles of World War I. In World War II he was chief of staff of the Second Corps Area and in 1941 was promoted to major general. In 1942 he was sent to Washington to plan and administer the aid to be given to the wives and dependents of soldiers. Phillipson introduced many needed reforms in this field.

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