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Allen Wyant Gullion, LL.B.

Lexington, Kentucky

Phi Delta Theta; Central University, 1901; A. B.; Graduate West Point, 1905; First Lieutenant, U. S. Army.

"Spare the rod and spoil the child." "Pup" is the best old scout in the world as a fellow student, but my! He is hail Columbia as commandment so the cadets say. We are glad that we have not known much of him in that capacity, although some few of the lawyers have had occasion to bump into his military pomposity at the cadet hops, and in the forbidden smoking localities. The Major sure is some student, though, and doesn't know what any letters of the alphabet look like, except the first one when it comes to grades. And he is the dandiest chaperone that ever winked at the one-step.

-The Kentuckian, 1914

Major General Allen Wyant Gullion (December 14, 1880 - June 19, 1946) was born in Carrollton, Kentucky to Edmund Asbury Gullion and Nancy Atha Hanks. Gullion received an A.B. from Centre College in 1901 and a B.S. in Military Tactics from the United States Military Academy in 1905. Gullion worked as a professor of military science at the University of Kentucky between 1912 and 1914. He received his LL.B. from the school in 1914. Gullion served in the United States Army during the Moro Rebellion in the Philippines, the Pancho Villa Expedition on the Mexican Border, World War I, and World War II. Gullion also served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps. He was the Army Judge Advocate General from 1937-1941 and the Army Provost Marshal General from 1941-1944. Gullion married Ruth Ellis Mathews in 1905.