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West POint AOG

Records show that the idea for an Association of Graduates was first proposed by Robert Anderson, Cls of 1825. In May, 1869 a constitution and bylaws were adopted focused purely upon fraternal activities and which prohibited political discussions.

BG James K. Herbert Bequest

Bicentennial Article (Register of Graduates PDF)

Herbert Alumni Center Article (Register of Graduates PDF)

Past In Review - History of WPAOG (West Point PDF)

WPAOG Awards

WPAOG Timeline
Name Owner Date  
West Point & WPAOG Highlights   Danielle E. Sweet 9/13/2012 11:45:04 AM    
By J. Phoenix, Esquire, 1850-2011

WPAOG Timeline   Danielle E. Sweet 9/13/2012 11:44:30 AM    
By J. Phoenix, Esquire, 1853-2011
List has 2 documents on 1 page
The Healing Years
Written by David Pinder, 1869-1902
Name Owner Date  
The Healing Years Part 1   Danielle E. Sweet 5/21/2012 5:17:58 PM    

The Healing Years Part 2   Danielle E. Sweet 5/21/2012 5:17:27 PM    
List has 2 documents on 1 page
Two Decades of Change
Written by COL Robert Lamb '46
Name Owner Date  
Decade of Change Part 1   Danielle E. Sweet 5/21/2012 5:09:43 PM    

Decade of Change Part 2   Danielle E. Sweet 5/21/2012 5:09:08 PM    

Decade of Change Part 3   Danielle E. Sweet 5/21/2012 5:08:19 PM    

Decade of Change Part 4   Danielle E. Sweet 5/21/2012 5:07:43 PM    

Decade of Change Part 5   Danielle E. Sweet 5/21/2012 5:07:04 PM    
List has 5 documents on 1 page

Links below go to PDF articles from the New York Times Archives 

Association of West Point Graduates.  An association of the Graduates of the West Point Military Academy was organized yesterday at the New-York City College for social purposes.  There were present sixteen gentlemen, all of whom were graduates, and whose names were as follows:... May 23, 1869... Read more...

West Point; Reunion of the Graduates in June.  Interesting Sketches.  --"To the Editor of the Cincinnati Commercial:  Of the meetings of the season promising to be especially interesting is that of the Association of the Graduates of the United States Academy, June 17.  This Association has just been formed, having for its object, as expressed, "to cherish the memories of our Alma Mater... May 30, 1870...Read more...

Gen. Cullum's Will...Gen. Cullum bequeathed $250,000 to the United States Government for the purpose of erecting a memorial hall at the West Point Military Academy.  As the head of the Association of Graduates of that Institution, Gen. Cullum took a lively interest in preserving and collecting whatever was illustrative of the military history of the United States, and the hall which is provided for in his will is to be a permanent home for such souvenirs....March 7, 1892...Read more...

West Point Exercises; The Easter Week Hop Attracts a Brilliant Gathering...  Newburgh, N.Y.--The Association of West Point Graduates will hold its annual reunion...  April 25, 1892...Read more...

A Day of Shaking Hands. Many old Graduates were at West Point.   West Point, June 9.--A day of alternate shine and shower, this has admirably answered the purposes of the great influx of visitors at West Point during the past night and by trains to-day.  For these are old cadets and graduates returning after many years to renew their faith with alma mater, to clasp the hands of old classmates once more, and to attend the alumni dinner... June 10, 1892...Read more...

Old Warriors See Big Cadet Pageant. 
West Point--"...Not in a score of years had so many officers wearing the double or single star been at West Point...Gen. H. G. Gibson, who was a "plebe" seventy years ago [1843]..."...Gen. Schaff, in his address in the old chapel, paid a tribute to the West Pointers ..."I feel like saying to the National Peace Society, which in its laudable, humanitarian enthusiasm puts all wars in the category of barbarism, that those men condemned and abhorred commercial and ambitious war as much as you do; but, sweet as are the days and the songs of peace, so long as there is iron in the blood, life will be laid down as they laid theirs down--for home, for justice, and the free exercise of natural rights..." June 12, 1913... Read more...