Samuel D. Sturgis Jr.
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1897
Date of Death: 1964
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Soldier, Engineer, Educator
Relatives: Samuel D. Sturgis (grandfather)
Military Branch: United States Army (World War I, World War II)
Fictional Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): The Center Cannot Hold
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Samuel D. Sturgis Jr. (July 16, 1897 - July 5, 1964) was an American soldier. Most of his career was spent in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. During World War II, he oversaw the building of bridges, roads, and airfields throughout the Pacific Theater. He attained the rank of lieutenant general, and was the Chief of Engineers from 1953-1956.

Samuel D. Sturgis Jr. in Southern Victory[]

Lt. General Samuel D. Sturgis served as the Chief of the United States General Staff under President Herbert Hoover. He gave preliminary support to Abner Dowling's idea of the instituting make-work programs in Utah, but nonetheless had to pass the idea on to Secretary of War Franklin D. Roosevelt, who also liked it. Hoover overruled the plan, however.[1]


  1. The Center Cannot Hold, pg. 456, HC.
Military offices
(Southern Victory)
Preceded by
Hunter Liggett
Chief of the United States General Staff
Succeeded by