Dr. Lewis S. Pilcher, M.D.
In 1921, Dr. Lewis S. Pilcher, Department
Commander from New York, became the 53rd
man to become Commander-in-Chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic. He died at his
home in New York City on December 24, 1934.
For more than 50 years he practiced medicine.
He was president of the County and State Medical Associations, Vice-President of the
Pan American Association of Surgeons, a
member of many literary and scientific societies,
and for 40 years was editor of a medical and
He was always interested in the affairs of the
Grand Army of the Republic, attending the
majority of the National Encampments.
Final Journal of the GAR, 1957
Submitted by Lorraine Orton, PDP-WRC