Arthur MacArthur, III
b.1 Jun 1876
d.2 Dec 1923 Washington, District of Columbia, United States
m. 19 May 1875
Facts and Events
Arthur MacArthur III (June 1, 1876 – December 2, 1923) was a United States Navy officer, whose active-duty career extended from the Spanish-American War through World War I. He was the elder brother of General Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964).
During the Spanish-American War, Ensign MacArthur served aboard the steam yacht in the Battle of Santiago. He later participated in naval operations during the Philippine-American War and the Boxer Rebellion.
In 1901, he married Mary H. McCalla (1877–1959), the daughter of Rear Admiral Bowman H. McCalla. They had five children, Arthur (who died young), Bowman McCalla, Douglas (named in honor of his brother), Mary Elizabeth, and Malcolm.
MacArthur commanded submarine , destroyer , minelayer , armored cruiser and light cruiser . For distinguished work in protecting convoys from U-boats engaged in the Atlantic U-boat Campaign during 1918, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal and was promoted to captain.
MacArthur was a hereditary member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States by right of his father's having served as a Union officer in the Civil War.