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Wood, Leonard

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1927 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: General, Military Officer

1860 – Born in Winchester, New Hampshire on October 9th. He served as the Chief of Staff of the United Staes Army and the Governor General of the Philippines.

1886 – He was medically trained and was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars while serving as an Assistant Surgeon in the Apache Campaign.

1895 – He was the White House Physician to President Grover Cleveland.

         – During the Spanish-American War he was the commander of the First Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders). Theodore Roosevelt was his second-in-command.

1902 – His service as Military Governor of Cuba ended.

1904 – He fought the Moros as a Brigadier General during the Philippine Insurrection.

1910 – He was named Army Chief of Staff by President William Howard Taft (who he knew in the Philippines where Taft served as Civilian Governor).

1914 – He resigned from that position.

1921 – He became the Governor General of the Philippines.

1927 – He returned home from Manila to seek medical attention of a tumor resulting from an earlier head injury.

         – He died on the operating table of a Boston hospital on August 7th and was buried in Section 21 of Arlington National Cemetery.