Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Troy H. Middleton
Born October 12, 1889 in Georgetown Mississippi
Died October 9, 1976 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Troy H. Middleton was a distinguished soldier and educator whose remarkable dual career was such that it is difficult sometimes to separate one role from the other. "The General" once said, "the most rewarding days of my life were spent in education - both in the military and out."
After serving in World War I as a regimental commander and the youngest colonel in the U.S. Army, Middleton devoted more than a decade to teaching at various military institutions. At one time during World War II every corps commander in Europe had been a student under Middleton at the Command and General Staff School. His best known former student was Dwight D. Eisenhower.
He entered the Army as a private in 1910 after graduating from Mississippi A&M College and was a Lt. General and VIII Corps Commander in Europe at the end of World War II. In July 1930 he was assigned by the Army to LSU's ROTC unit as Commandant. He stayed at LSU, with time out for military service in World War II, and served in six administrative positions, including 11 years as President. He retired in 1962.
The LSU Board of Supervisors, on November 3,1978, named this structure the "Troy H. Middleton Library." In so doing, the board noted:
Location. 30° 24.85′ N, 91° 10.791′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Tower Drive south of Dalrymple Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Mounted on the outside wall of the Troy H. Middleton Library on the campus of Louisiana State University (LSU). Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campanile (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Louisiana State University (about 300 feet away); Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (about 500 feet away); Louisiana State Seminary of Learning Foundation Stone (about 500 feet away); Land Grant College / Sea Grant College (about 500 feet away); LSU Campus Mounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steve Van Buren (approx. ¼ mile away); Jim Taylor (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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