• College/Year: RC '34; NLAW '37
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Baumer, Edward F. (August 16, 2007)
  • Conflict(s): World War II; Cold War
  • Military Branch & Unit: Army
  • Theater(s): American
  • US Army Other: Pentagon (G-1 Section)


BG Baumer served as a US Army officer at Fort Benning and in the G-1 Section of the Pentagon during World War II. During the war, he served under General Omar Bradley, developed a device that revolutionized the military's records-keeping system and served as military consultant on a Frank Capra war film. He also had a distinguished career in the US Army Reserves during the Cold War.