This page contains extended information about Post Commanders and Officers for George H. Thomas Post No. 5 of Olympia, WA.  Please be sure to visit the primary Post detail page as well.


Post Commanders

1882Thomas Irving McKenny
1883Nicholas Henry Owings
1884William McMicken
1885Adelbert Rogers
1886James W. Bomer
1887Rossell G. O'Brien
1888Rossell G. O'Brien
1889Augustus B. Cowles
1890Rossell G. O'Brien
1891William H. Roberts
1892Archibald H. Adams
1893Flavel H. Van Eaton
1894Archibald H. Adams
1895Flavel H. Van Eaton
1896George B. Lane
1897John S. Dobbins
1898Hiram F. Young
1899George Savidge
1900Henry R. Hill
1901Stephen D. Smith
1902Philander Skillman
1903Joseph W. Buker
1904Pinkney M. Cole
1905Oliver B. Iverson
1906Joseph M. Newsum
1907Elias Dwyer
1908Ewing McReynolds
1909William W. Work
1910Benjamin R. Brower & David F. Lincoln
1911Thomas F. Safley
1912David F. Lincoln
1913Ewing McReynolds
1914John R. Cannon
1915Charles L. Chamberlin
1916Robert A. McNair
1917Robert A. McNair
1919Elias Dwyer
1920Robert A. McNair
1921Robert A. McNair
1923William W. Work
1925William W. Work
1926William W. Work
1927William W. Work
1928William W. Work


1882 Post Officers

CommanderThomas Irving McKenny
Senior Vice CommanderNicholas Henry Owings
Junior Vice CommanderJohn Dascomb
AdjutantPatrick P. Carroll
QuartermasterEdwin A. Stevens
Officer of the DayAugustus B. Cowles
Officer of the GuardPhillip Hiltz
SurgeonDana M. Brown
ChaplainGeorge D. Forbes
Sergeant MajorLeopold Hirsch
Quartermaster SergeantWilliam J. Plummer


1883 Post Officers 

CommanderNicholas Henry Owings
Senior Vice CommanderJames R. Hayden
Junior Vice CommanderJohn Dascomb
AdjutantPatrick P. Carroll
QuartermasterEdwin A. Stevens
Officer of the DayMilton Giles
Officer of the GuardJames W. Bomer
SurgeonDana M. Brown
ChaplainGeorge D. Forbes
Sergeant MajorLeopold Hirsch
Quartermaster SergeantWilliam H. Roberts


1884 Post Officers 

CommanderWilliam McMicken
Senior Vice CommanderGeorge D. Forbes
Junior Vice CommanderThomas Irving McKenny
AdjutantWilliam H. Roberts
QuartermasterLevi W. Ostrander
Officer of the DayJames R. Hayden
Officer of the GuardLeopold Hirsch
SurgeonMilton Giles
ChaplainDavid G. Le Sourd
Sergeant MajorAugustus B. Cowles
Quartermaster SergeantEdwin A. Stevens


1885 Post Officers 

CommanderAdelbert Rogers
Senior Vice CommanderJames W. Bomer
Junior Vice CommanderPatrick P. Carroll
AdjutantWilliam H. Roberts
QuartermasterW. H. or W. E. Anderson
Officer of the DayJohn Dascomb
Officer of the GuardCharles Henry Sabin
SurgeonWarren Riley
ChaplainDevillo P. Ballard
Sergeant MajorGerrit T. Thorn
Quartermaster SergeantAugustus B. Cowles


1886 Post Officers

CommanderJames W. Bomer
Senior Vice CommanderLevi W. Ostrander
Junior Vice CommanderWilliam H. Roberts
AdjutantWilliam H. Townsend
QuartermasterAugustus B. Cowles
Officer of the DayMilton Giles
Officer of the GuardJohn Fry
SurgeonWarren Riley
ChaplainPrentiss M. Jones
Sergeant MajorCharles Henry Sabin
Quartermaster SergeantAdelbert Rogers


1887 Post Officers 

CommanderRossell G. O'Brien
Senior Vice CommanderLevi W. Ostrander
Junior Vice CommanderWilliam H. Roberts
AdjutantWilliam H. Townsend
QuartermasterCharles Henry Sabin
Officer of the DayJames R. Hayden
Officer of the GuardElias Dwyer
SurgeonWarren Riley
ChaplainRichard H. Massey
Sergeant MajorAugustus B. Cowles
Quartermaster SergeantWilliam W. Work


1888 Post Officers 

CommanderRossell G. O'Brien
Senior Vice CommanderAugustus B. Cowles
Junior Vice CommanderRobert H. Milroy
AdjutantWilliam W. Work
QuartermasterCharles Henry Sabin
Officer of the DayJames R. Hayden
Officer of the GuardWilliam McMicken
SurgeonWarren Riley
ChaplainRichard H. Massey
Sergeant MajorWilliam H. Roberts
Quartermaster SergeantLorin W. Britto


1889 Post Officers 

CommanderAugustus B. Cowles
Senior Vice CommanderRobert H. Milroy
Junior Vice CommanderWilliam H. Roberts
AdjutantWilliam W. Work
QuartermasterCharles Henry Sabin
Officer of the DayJames R. Hayden
Officer of the GuardWilliam McMicken
SurgeonWarren Riley
ChaplainRichard H. Massey
Sergeant MajorPhillip Hiltz
Quartermaster SergeantLorin W. Britto


1890 Post Officers 

CommanderRossell G. O'Brien
Senior Vice CommanderWilliam H. Roberts
Junior Vice CommanderCharles Henry Sabin
AdjutantWilliam W. Work
QuartermasterEdwin A. Stevens
Officer of the DayLorin W. Britto
Officer of the GuardPhillip Hiltz
SurgeonWarren Riley
ChaplainRichard H. Massey
Sergeant MajorJames W. Bomer
Quartermaster SergeantGeorge B. Hartman


1891 Post Officers 

CommanderWilliam H. Roberts
Senior Vice CommanderGeorge B. Hartman
Junior Vice CommanderEwing McReynolds
AdjutantDevillo P. Ballard
QuartermasterArchibald H. Adams
Officer of the DayRobert A. McNair
Officer of the GuardJotham S. Leighton
SurgeonFlavel H. Van Eaton
ChaplainWilliam W. Work
Sergeant MajorRobert B. Crandall
Quartermaster SergeantWilliam Bedford


1892 Post Officers 

CommanderArchibald H. Adams
Senior Vice CommanderGeorge B. Hartman
Junior Vice CommanderRobert A. McNair
AdjutantRobert B. Crandall
QuartermasterAndrew P. Fitch
Officer of the DayManley E. Mumford
Officer of the GuardThomas F. Safley
SurgeonFlavel H. Van Eaton
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant MajorJames E. Hutchinson
Quartermaster SergeantWilliam Bedford


1893 Post Officers 

CommanderFlavel H. Van Eaton
Senior Vice CommanderGeorge B. Hartman
Junior Vice CommanderJohn S. Dobbins
AdjutantManley E. Mumford
QuartermasterWilliam Bedford
Officer of the DayRobert A. McNair
Officer of the GuardHiram F. Young
SurgeonWarren Riley
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1894 Post Officers 

CommanderArchibald H. Adams
Senior Vice CommanderGeorge B. Hartman
Junior Vice CommanderJohn S. Dobbins
AdjutantGeorge Savidge
QuartermasterJames H. Levee
Officer of the DayWilliam Bedford
Officer of the GuardHiram F. Young
SurgeonWarren Riley
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1895 Post Officers 

CommanderFlavel H. Van Eaton
Senior Vice CommanderJohn S. Dobbins
Junior Vice CommanderWilliam Bedford
AdjutantRobert B. Crandall
QuartermasterJames H. Levee
Officer of the DayHiram F. Young
Officer of the GuardThomas F. Safley
SurgeonWarren Riley
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant MajorGeorge Savidge
Quartermaster SergeantDelano Myers


1896 Post Officers 

CommanderGeorge B. Lane
Senior Vice CommanderJohn S. Dobbins
Junior Vice CommanderHiram F. Young
AdjutantRobert B. Crandall
QuartermasterJames H. Levee
Officer of the DayThomas F. Safley
Officer of the GuardThomas Finney
SurgeonFreeman W. Brown
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1897 Post Officers 

CommanderJohn S. Dobbins
Senior Vice CommanderHiram F. Young
Junior Vice CommanderFrederick Riesenweber
AdjutantHamilton L. Wiley
QuartermasterGeorge H. Burntrager
Officer of the DayDelano Myers
Officer of the GuardGeorge McClosky
SurgeonEdward D. Cotter
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1898 Post Officers

CommanderHiram F. Young
Senior Vice CommanderDelano Myers
Junior Vice CommanderFrederick Riesenweber
AdjutantHamilton L. Wiley
QuartermasterGeorge H. Burntrager
Officer of the DayGeorge Savidge
Officer of the GuardGeorge McClosky
SurgeonThomas Finney
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1899 Post Officers

CommanderGeorge Savidge
Senior Vice CommanderFrederick Riesenweber
Junior Vice CommanderHenry R. Hill
AdjutantJoseph W. Buker
QuartermasterGeorge H. Burntrager
Officer of the DayDelano Myers
Officer of the GuardJames Harkness
SurgeonJohn Walsh
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1900 Post Officers

CommanderHenry R. Hill
Senior Vice CommanderFrederick Riesenweber
Junior Vice CommanderDavid B. Morrell
AdjutantPhilander Skillman
QuartermasterSamuel Howard
Officer of the DayDelano Myers
Officer of the GuardJames Harkness
SurgeonJohn Walsh
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1901 Post Officers

CommanderStephen D. Smith
Senior Vice CommanderPhilander Skillman
Junior Vice CommanderJoseph W. Buker
AdjutantHugh Cruikshank, Jr.
QuartermasterMilton Giles
Officer of the DayJames Harkness
Officer of the GuardJohn E. Foster
SurgeonJohn Walsh
ChaplainEwing McReynolds
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1902 Post Officers

CommanderPhilander Skillman
Senior Vice CommanderJoseph W. Buker
Junior Vice CommanderHugh Cruikshank, Jr.
AdjutantHenry R. Hill
QuartermasterMilton Giles
Officer of the DayJames C. Robinson
Officer of the GuardRoss P. Shoecraft
SurgeonJohn Walsh
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1903 Post Officers

CommanderJoseph W. Buker
Senior Vice CommanderHugh Cruikshank, Jr.
Junior Vice CommanderJames C. Robinson
AdjutantRoss P. Shoecraft
QuartermasterMilton Giles
Officer of the DayDelano Myers
Officer of the GuardOliver B. Iverson
SurgeonJohn Walsh
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1904 Post Officers

CommanderPinkney M. Cole
Senior Vice CommanderOliver B. Iverson
Junior Vice CommanderJames Harkness
AdjutantRoss P. Shoecraft
QuartermasterMilton Giles
Officer of the DayRobert A. McNair
Officer of the GuardCharles F. Rognon
SurgeonJohn Walsh
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant MajorJoseph W. Buker
Quartermaster SergeantJoseph M. Newsum


1905 Post Officers

CommanderOliver B. Iverson
Senior Vice CommanderThomas H. Cavanaugh, Jr.
Junior Vice CommanderJoseph M. Newsum
AdjutantJames C. Robinson
QuartermasterAbiathar Whitemarsh
Officer of the DayJames M. Hutchings
Officer of the GuardJohn R. Cannon
SurgeonJohn Walsh
ChaplainEbenezer Hopkins
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1906 Post Officers

CommanderJoseph M. Newsum
Senior Vice CommanderHamilton L. Wiley
Junior Vice CommanderElias Dwyer
AdjutantHenry R. Hill
QuartermasterJames H. Levee
Officer of the DayEwing McReynolds
Officer of the GuardHenry H. McCray
SurgeonJohn Walsh
ChaplainEbenezer Hopkins
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1907 Post Officers

CommanderElias Dwyer
Senior Vice CommanderEwing McReynolds
Junior Vice CommanderWilliam W. Work
AdjutantJoseph W. Buker
QuartermasterHenry R. Hill
Officer of the DayIsaac P. Griffith
Officer of the GuardHenry H. McCray
SurgeonJohn Walsh
ChaplainAbram Kilmer
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1908 Post Officers

CommanderEwing McReynolds
Senior Vice CommanderWilliam W. Work
Junior Vice CommanderGeorge H. Williams
AdjutantAbram Kilmer
QuartermasterDavid F. Lincoln
Officer of the DayJoseph M. Newsum
Officer of the GuardHenry H. McCray
SurgeonJohn Walsh
ChaplainHenry S. Huwald
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1909 Post Officers

CommanderWilliam W. Work
Senior Vice CommanderGeorge H. Williams
Junior Vice CommanderOwen Hymer
AdjutantEwing McReynolds
QuartermasterAlbert M. McKay
Officer of the DayRobert A. McNair
Officer of the GuardHenry H. McCray
SurgeonHenry S. Huwald
ChaplainJoseph W. Buker
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1910 Post Officers

CommanderBenjamin R. Brower & David F. Lincoln
Senior Vice CommanderThomas F. Safley
Junior Vice CommanderAlbert M. McKay
AdjutantWilliam W. Work
QuartermasterEwing McReynolds
Officer of the DayRobert A. McNair
Officer of the GuardJohn E. Foster
Surgeon
ChaplainPinkney M. Cole
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1911 Post Officers

CommanderThomas F. Safley
Senior Vice CommanderWilliam W. Work
Junior Vice CommanderWinfield S. Bunce
AdjutantPinkney M. Cole
QuartermasterHenry S. Huwald
Officer of the DayAbram Kilmer
Officer of the GuardJacob Cheele
Surgeon
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1912 Post Officers

CommanderDavid F. Lincoln
Senior Vice CommanderEwing McReynolds
Junior Vice CommanderJohn R. Cannon
AdjutantWilliam W. Work
QuartermasterAbram Kilmer
Officer of the DayJoseph W. Buker
Officer of the GuardJohn E. Foster
Surgeon
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1913 Post Officers

CommanderEwing McReynolds
Senior Vice CommanderAaron Trullinger
Junior Vice CommanderDavid F. Lincoln
AdjutantWilliam W. Work
QuartermasterWinfield S. Bunce
Officer of the DayHenry S. Huwald
Officer of the GuardJohn E. Foster
Surgeon
ChaplainStephen D. Smith
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1914 Post Officers

CommanderJohn R. Cannon
Senior Vice CommanderCornelius C. Tunnicliff
Junior Vice CommanderHenry S. Huwald
AdjutantWilliam W. Work
QuartermasterAbram Kilmer
Officer of the DayJoseph M. Newsum
Officer of the GuardJohn E. Foster
Surgeon
ChaplainThomas F. Safley
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1915 Post Officers

CommanderCharles L. Chamberlin
Senior Vice CommanderStephen D. Smith
Junior Vice CommanderJohn Loy
AdjutantWilliam W. Work
QuartermasterDavid F. Lincoln
Officer of the DayRobert A. McNair
Officer of the GuardJohn E. Foster
Surgeon
ChaplainThomas F. Safley
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1916 Post Officers

CommanderRobert A. McNair
Senior Vice CommanderWilliam W. Work
Junior Vice CommanderAndrew J. Martz
AdjutantAbram Kilmer
QuartermasterDavid F. Lincoln
Officer of the DayEwing McReynolds
Officer of the GuardJohn E. Foster
Surgeon
ChaplainThomas F. Safley
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


1917 Post Officers

CommanderRobert A. McNair
Senior Vice CommanderWilliam W. Work
Junior Vice CommanderLevi A. Talbot
AdjutantAbram Kilmer
QuartermasterDavid F. Lincoln
Officer of the DayEwing McReynolds
Officer of the GuardJacob Cheele
SurgeonWarren Riley
ChaplainThomas F. Safley
Sergeant MajorHenry S. Huwald
Quartermaster SergeantCharles Gillpatrick


1919 Post Officers

CommanderElias Dwyer
Senior Vice CommanderWilliam H. Cook
Junior Vice CommanderLevi A. Talbot
AdjutantRoss P. Shoecraft
QuartermasterDavid F. Lincoln
Officer of the DayCharles Gillpatrick
Officer of the GuardJohn E. Foster
SurgeonJohn W. Ostrander
ChaplainWilliam W. Work
Sergeant MajorAbram Kilmer
Quartermaster SergeantJohn Loy


1927 Post Officers

CommanderWilliam W. Work
Senior Vice CommanderLevi A. Talbot
Junior Vice CommanderElias Dwyer
AdjutantAnne Ziesemer
QuartermasterWilliam J. Abernethy
Officer of the DayRobert A. McNair
Officer of the GuardJohn I. Amsbaugh
SurgeonHenry J. Whitney
ChaplainEbenezer Hopkins
Sergeant Major
Quartermaster Sergeant


Note: This is not a complete roster of the officers of this Post through its entire history.  As additional officers are identified, they will be added.

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