Person:Arthur MacArthur (1)

m. Abt 1844
  1. Arthur MacArthur1845 - 1912
m. 19 May 1875
  1. Arthur MacArthur, III1876 - 1923
  2. Gen. Douglas MacArthur1880 - 1964
Facts and Events
Name Arthur MacArthur
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 Jun 1845 Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 19 May 1875 Norfolk (independent city), Virginia, United Statesto Mary Pinkney Hardy
Military[2] 30 Jun 1890

Awarded Medal of Honor
Death[1] 5 Sep 1912 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Burial[3] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United StatesSection 2, Lot 845-A
Reference Number? Q710526?

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Arthur MacArthur Jr. (June 2, 1845 – September 5, 1912) was a United States Army general. He became the military Governor-General of the American-occupied Philippines in 1900 but his term ended a year later due to clashes with the civilian governor, future President William Howard Taft.

His son, Douglas MacArthur, was one of only five men promoted to the five-star rank of General of the Army during World War II. In addition to their both being promoted to the rank of general officer, Arthur MacArthur Jr. and Douglas MacArthur also share the distinction of having been the first father and son to each be awarded a Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor

"Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, and Adjutant, 24th Wisconsin Infantry. Place and date: At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863. Entered service at: Milwaukee, Wis. Birth: Springfield, Mass. Date of issue: 30 June 1890. Citation: Seized the colors of his regiment at a critical moment and planted them on the captured works on the crest of Missionary Ridge."[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Arthur MacArthur, Jr., in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 United States. Army. Center of Military History. Medal of Honor Recipients.
  3. Arthur MacArthur, in Find A Grave.