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Captain Waldron Phoenix Belknap Jr.


Hereditary Member, admitted 1946

Captain Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.

(3) Great grandnephew of propositus David Lenox. Born in New York, NY on 12 May 1899 and died in Boston, MA on 14 Dec 1949. Enlisted 7 Oct 1918 in the US Army in World War I. Graduated from the Heavy Artillery School at Fort Monroe, VA 1918 as 2nd Lieutenant. Discharged 23 Dec 1918. 2nd Lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps 1918- 1923. Active from 1939-1943 in the Allied Relief Fund. Served in England. Commissioned as 1st Lieutenant 13 Apr 1942 and promoted to Captain on 15 Mar 1943 in the Eighth Army Air Force Intelligence from 1943- 1944 in World War II. Served as Adjutant at 42nd Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron, then Assistant Adjutant at Headquarters, Mabry Field, FL. Photo Intelligence Officer in the 1st then the 19th Photo Intelligence Detachmnet, 8th Air Force, England. Member of the New England Committee, Allied Relief Fund, and of the Boston and New England Committees of the British War Relief Society 1940-1942. Decorations: The Kings Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom by Great Britain. Harvard University AB Degree 1920. Harvard School of Architecture MA Degree 1933. Worked for eight years in investment and finance. Associated with the First National Bank of New York 1920-1922. Investment banker, architect and Americanist art historian. Member of the American Institute of Architects. Life member of the New York Historical Society. Author of The Identity of Robert Feke, 1946. Posthumously published The De Peyster Genealogy, 1956 and American Colonial Painting: Materials for a History,1959. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press named for him. A research library at the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum bears his name. [Sources: PFAH; (C). Pic: PFAH; “Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.”, by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1956.]

Mr. Belknap was the great-great-great-grandnephew of David Lenox.

Succession

Propositus

David Lenox
Propositus
( — )

Predecessors

Brevet Colonel Robert Lenox Belknap
Great grandnephew
(1848 — 1896)
Admitted 1891
Captain Waldron Phoenix Belknap
Great-great-grandnephew
(1873 — 1943)
Admitted 1896
Captain Waldron Phoenix Belknap Jr.
Great-great-great-grandnephew
(1899 — 1949)
Admitted 1946

Successors

Maitland Belknap
Great-great-grandnephew
(1889 — 1958)
Admitted 1950
Second Lieutenant Robert McAllister Lloyd
Great-great-grandnephew
(1898 — 1985)
Admitted 1958
Cadet Robert McAllister Lloyd Jr.
Great-great-great-grandnephew
(1926 — 1997)
Admitted 1980
Private
Admitted 2001
Private
Admitted 2019