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Thomas Wade Herren Papers

Identifier: MSS-4154

Scope and Contents

The collection contains papers, correspondence, and photographs documenting the life and military career of Lieutenant General Thomas W. Herren of Dadeville, Alabama. There are two copies of the report of the TASK FORCE HERREN, part of the Seventieth Infantry Division during World War II, written by then Brigadier General Thomas W. Herren, the Assistant Division Commander.

A significant part of the collection is the compilation of letters congratulating Herren on his retirement from the U. S. Army after almost forty years of service. Also there is a large number of photographs (along with a few photocopied ones) and a few newspaper clippings.


  • 1942-1985


Biographical / Historical

Thomas Wade Herren, son of Wood S. and Mary Ann Daniel Herren, was born on August 9, 1895, in Dadeville, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1917, and in May of that year enrolled in the first officers training camp at Fort. McPherson, Georgia. He served in the U. S. Army for almost forty years in various regiments and divisions, including the Seventy-eighth Field Artillery Regiment; Third Cavalry Regiment; Eighth Cavalry Regiment; Sixth Cavalry Regiment; Seventh Infantry Division; and the Fourth U. S. Army. He held commands in the 106th Cavalry Regiment (U. S.); U. S. Army Cavalry School; Seventieth Division (U. S.); Northern Area Command - U. S. Army of Occupation, Germany; Lorean Communication Zone; Chief of Special Services, Department of the Army; Military District of Washington; First U. S. Army; and the U. S. Military Representative to the United Nations. He served during both World Wars and the Korean Conflict.

While he was serving with the Eighth Cavalry Regiment at Fort Bliss, he met and married Lillian Hague Corcoran, the daughter of a cavalry officer. The couple had two sons: Thomas W., Jr. and John D. Herren. He retired from the Army as a Lieutenant General in July 1957. He worked in the private sector in Washington D.C. until 1967. He died on June 4, 1985.


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Papers, correspondence, and photographs documenting the life and military career of Lieutenant General Thomas W. Herren of Dadeville, Alabama


gift of John D. Herren, 2015


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Martha Bace, 2015



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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266