Charles C. Todd 1897
Charles Todd entered the A&M College of Texas in 1893, rising to the rank of Cadet Corps Commander and class valedictorian. Following the death of at Governor Lawrence Sullivan “Sul” Ross Todd gave the keynote address at his funeral and was assigned to lead the governor’s detachment of Cadets and honor guard. He was the first regular Army officer commissioned directly from A&M College. With the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he was called to duty and assigned to the Philippines where he was severely wounded. In 1898, Todd served as interim Commandant. He then retired from active duty and returned to Texas to earn a law degree. He was recalled to active duty in World War I and saw duty in France. Following the November 1918 Armistice, he served as judge advocate of American forces on the Rhine. He served as the Corps Commandant from 1923-25. Following the war Todd remained in the inactive army reserve as a colonel and returned to Bryan, TX, to practice law.