MG-356. DANIEL B. STRICKLER COLLECTION, 1916-1919, 1943-1957, 1967 and undated. {unprocessed}

Pennsylvania lieutenant governor from 1947-1951, Major General Daniel Bursk Strickler was born on May 17, 1897 in Columbia, Pennsylvania, the son of Harriet Bursk and Calvin Ruby Strickler. At the age of eighteen he enlisted as a private in Company C, 4th Pennsylvania Infantry, Pennsylvania National Guard on January 31,1916. He participated in the Mexican Border Campaign on April 8, 1916, distinguished himself as an officer in the First World War and during World War II he commanded the 109th Infantry, 28th Division and saw action in France and Germany. He subsequently served as a major general of the Pennsylvania National Guard until he was elected lieutenant governor. Among items in the photographic albums of the collection are three photographs of African Americans. One of these depicts a black soldier serving in the "Chow Line, Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, August 1947," the second depicts an African American woman observing a "Group attending ceremonies 'Laying away of the colors,’ State museum, Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 1949," and the third shows two African American ministers at the "Installation of Judge Millen as Elder in Presbyterian Church, 1947."

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