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Brooke, John Ruller

Born: 1838 AD
Died: 1926 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators, General

1838 – Born on July 21st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American politician.

1861 – Major General John Rutter Brooke began his military career as a captain of volunteers in the Civil War and eventually achieved the rank of major general of volunteers.

         – In the Spanish-American War, he commanded the 1st Corps of the Army.

1898 – Became the Governor of Puerto Rico.

         – When General Miles left the island in October to return to the U.S., Brooke became military governor and head of the army of occupation in the U.S. military government.

1899 – Brooke took over of the first military government.

1926 – Died on September 5th in Philadelphia at the age of 88.