1879 – Born on the 5th of July in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
1900 – Graduated college in Harvard University.
1903 – Received his Law degree from Washington University.
1904 – Became member of the public library board.
1905 – He married Helen Brooks.
1907 – Served as member of the house of delegates of the city government.
1908 – He served on the executive committee of the National Municipal League.
1911 – Became chairman of the City Planning Commission.
1917 – Served as director of the War Finance Corporation.
1923 – He was the United States Assistant Secretary of War.
1925 – Became United States Secretary of War.
1929 – He became Governor General of the Philippines.
1936 – After the death of his wife Helen Brooks, he married for the second time to Pauline Morton Sabin.
1942 – Served as a Director General of the United States Army Specialist Corps.
1945 – Died on the 28th of November in Washington, D.C.