Born in Martinsburg, NY on May 13, 1886. Major Alger retired from the U.S. Army in 1935 after 24 years' service in the Phillipines. He settled in Berkeley and continued painting as a hobby until his demise on Oct. 17, 1940. Exh: Oakland Art Gallery, 1937.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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