John Loomis Chamberlain

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John Loomis Chamberlain
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John L. Chamberlain
Born (1858-01-20)January 20, 1858
South Livonia, New York
Died November 14, 1948(1948-11-14) (aged 90)
Washington, D.C.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1880–1921
Rank Major General
Commands held Inspector General of the U. S. Army
Battles/wars American Indian Wars
Spanish–American War
Philippine–American War
World War I
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal

John Loomis Chamberlain (January 20, 1858 – November 14, 1948) was an American army officer, born in New York.

Career[edit]

He graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1880. He entered the army as a second lieutenant and continued in the military service until his retirement in 1921 as a major general. He took part in the Spanish–American War, 1898–1899; the fighting with the Sioux Indians, 1900–1901; the struggle against the Moros of the Philippines in 1903; and World War I, inspecting the American Expeditionary Forces in France in 1918.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for "exceptional meritorious service."[2]

Death and legacy[edit]

He died on November 14, 1948.[3] He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Pentland Press, Inc. pp. 71–72. ISBN 1571970886. OCLC 40298151. 
  2. ^ "Valor awards for John Loomis Chamberlain". Military Times. 
  3. ^ Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Pentland Press, Inc. p. 72. ISBN 1571970886. OCLC 40298151. 
  4. ^ Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Pentland Press, Inc. p. 72. ISBN 1571970886. OCLC 40298151. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Ernest Albert Garlington
Inspector General of the U. S. Army
February 21, 1917 – November 6, 1921
Succeeded by
Eli A. Helmick