Person:Arthur MacArthur (2)

Arthur MacArthur, III
b.1 Jun 1876
m. 19 May 1875
  1. Arthur MacArthur, III1876 - 1923
  2. Gen. Douglas MacArthur1880 - 1964
  1. Douglas MacArthur1909 - 1997
Facts and Events
Name Arthur MacArthur, III
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 Jun 1876
Death[1] 2 Dec 1923 Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesAppendicitus
Reference Number? Q4799618?
Burial[1] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States

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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).

The son of United States Army General Arthur MacArthur, Jr. (1845–1912), he chose a career in the Navy instead of following his father, graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1896.

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.

Captain MacArthur died in Washington, D.C. of appendicitis in 1923, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery near his parents.

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