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Wood, Leonard

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1927 AD, at 66 years of age.

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.


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