Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927

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Birth 1860-10-09
Death 1927-08-07

Biographical notes:

General (GEN) Leonard Wood was stationed at Headquarters, Eastern Department, Governor's Island, NY on 16 November 1914.

From the description of Leonard Wood papers, 1914. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 61241654

Leonard Wood was a physician who served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army (1910-1914), military governor of Cuba (1899-1902) and Governor-General of the Philippines (1921-1927). His son Osborne (sometimes spelled Osborn) at the time of this letter an undergraduate at Harvard University.

From the description of [Letter] 1917 Sep. 29, Headquarters 89th Division, Camp Funston, Kan. [to] Dean Yeomans / Leonard Wood. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 501844799

Army officer; Leonard Wood joined the Army Medical Corps and was sent to Fort Huachuca, Arizona in 1886. He was active in the final campaign against Geronimo, was White House physician in 1895, commanded the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, and from 1910 to 1914 was Army Chief of Staff.

From the description of Fort Huachuca Sanitary Report, 31 Jul. 1887. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 43956883

Leonard Wood (1860-1927) was a physician, soldier and United States military governor to Cuba and the Moro Province of the Philippines. Wood is best known for his work with the military and the Republican political party, his controversial governorship in the Philippines, and his relationship with Theodore Roosevelt. He also served as physician to several presidents, including William McKinley and Grover Cleveland.

From the guide to the Leonard Wood Letters, 1871-1927, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Army officer, surgeon, Governor General of the Philippines, Military Governor of Cuba, and U.S. Ambassador to Argentina.

From the description of Papers of Leonard Wood, 1875-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063978

U.S. Army physician; military governor of Cuba, 1899-1902; Chief of Staff of U. S. Army, 1910-1914; Governor of the Philippines from 1921-1927.

From the description of Leonard Wood letter [manuscript], 1919 October 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647999416

U.S. Army officer.

From the description of Papers, 1875-1942 [microform]. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 51634146


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