Biography of David
Capt., Fin. Res.,
District Finance Officer, VI Corp Area, USA
Civilian Conservation Corps District, Sixth Corps Area, 1937 Annual
Captain David H. Passell
District Finance Officer
Captain Passell was born in
Thomas County, Kansas, 1897. He taught the rural school system of Kansas until 1916 when he entered Lawrence College. In 1917, he enlisted in the Medical Corps, U.S.
Army, and served with Base Hospital No. 11, overseas. After the war, he went
into the insurance business in Chicago. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Finance
Reserve, in 1924, and promoted to Captain in 1931. He was ordered to active
duty with the CCC as assistant to the Finance Officer, U.S. Army, Chicago, Illinois. In March, 1935, he was transferred to Sparta,
Wisconsin, and has been the accountable
disbursing officer for the Sparta CCC District since its inception.
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