John Biddle

John Biddle (1859 - 1936)

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John Biddle
Born in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USAmap
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Died in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USAmap
Profile last modified 29 Mar 2018 | Created 2 Apr 2014
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John Biddle served with the United States Army during the Spanish-American War.
Service Started: 1881
Unit(s): unknown
Service Ended: 1920
John Biddle served in the United States Army in World War I
Service started: 1881
Unit(s): Engineer 113th Cavalry Regiment
Service ended: 1920

John Biddle was born in Wayne County, Michigan on February 2, 1859, the son of William Biddle and Susan Ogden Biddle.[1]

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.[2]

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star for his military service.[2]

He retired from the Army in 1920 and died on January 18, 1936. He is buried at the West Point Cemetery.[3]

John Biddle never married.


[1] [2] [3]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikiwand article on Major General John Biddle, Wikiwand
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wikipedia article on John Biddle.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #6411264

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