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John Philip Wisser

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John Philip Wisser (July 19, 1852 – January 20, 1927) was a brigadier general in the United States Army. Biography He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Central High School of St. Louis in 1870. In 1874, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Receiving an assignment to the 1st Artillery, he served on garrison duty in Florida and Massachusetts until May 1876, when he was ordered to the U. S. Artillery School at Fort Monroe. After 1878, he was connected almost continuously with the academic staff of instructors at the U. S. Military Academy, chiefly in the department of chemistry, mineralogy, and geology. On 13 January 1880, he was promoted to 1st lieutenant. During 1884, he studied at the Freiberg, Saxony, school of mines, and at the agricultural experiment station at Wiesbaden. He was requested to investigate and report upon the system of instruction at the military schools of England, France, Germany, and Austria, an
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