He was enrolled at the US Military Academy and graduated in 1881 as a Lieutenant in the US Army Engineers. He served in the Spanish-American War in Puerto Rico. He was appointed Superintendent of the US Military Academy in 1916 and went Europe in 1917 as a Brigade Commander in the Allied Expeditionary Forces.
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star for his military service.
He retired from the Army in 1920 and died on January 18, 1936. He is buried at the West Point Cemetery.
John Biddle never married.
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