Knowledge Identifier: +Leonard_Wood
Born in 1860.
Countries: United States (49%), Philippines (21%), New Hampshire (8%)
Linked to: Georgia Institute of Technology, United States Army, History of the United States Republican Party, University of Georgia
He took a position as an Army contract surgeon in 1885, and was stationed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Wood participated in the last campaign against Geronimo in 1886, and was awarded the Medal of Honor, in 1898, for carrying dispatches 100 miles through hostile territory and for commanding an infantry detachment in hand-to-hand combat against the Apache
In 1914, Wood was replaced as Chief of Staff by William Wotherspoon
J. Franklin Bell - In the early spring of 1917, Bell was transferred to the Department of the East at Fort Jay, Governors Island in New York City , and as commander of that department, assuming responsibility for Officers' Training Camps created by his predecessor, Leonard Wood, at Plattsburgh, Madison Barracks, and Fort Niagara
He was urged into running by the family and supporters of his old friend Theodore Roosevelt, who had himself been considering another campaign before his illness and death in 1919
Warren G. Harding - In 1919, the first candidate to declare for the GOP nomination was General Leonard Wood.
Gaspar G. Bacon - In 1920, he was a supporter of Leonard Wood's campaign for the Republican nomination for president and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention that year
He retired from the Army in 1921, and was made Governor General of the Philippines, in which capacity he served from 1921 to 1927
Epifanio de los Santos - He was appointed Director of the Philippine Library and Museum by Governor General Leonard Wood in 1925
He is portrayed favorably in the 1997 miniseries "Rough Riders" by actor and former United States Marine Dale Dye