Charles Reed Bishop Lyman (1888 - 1981)

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About Charles Reed Bishop Lyman

Charles Reed Bishop Lyman, born August 20, 1888 graduated from West Point in 1913 where he played on the football team. He was namesake of Charles Reed Bishop who founded a system of boarding schools based on the one founded by Rufus Lyman's parents, using an endowment that included the property of Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani. He married Polly Richmond (1907–2004).

In July 1942, after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Charles, a full colonel, was appointed military governor of the islands of Maui, Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi. Charles was promoted to brigadier general in 1944 and commanded a brigade of the 32nd Infantry Division. In June 1945 he deployed in the Battle of Leyte and Battle of Luzon in the Philippines. He participated in the signing of the peace treaty at Baguio City.

He retired to West Chester, Pennsylvania and died April 15, 1981. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His grandson continued operating his horse ranch called "Maui Meadow Farm."

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Brig. General Charles Lyman's Timeline

1888
August 20, 1888
1981
April 15, 1981
Age 92