Dr Alfred Alexander Woodhull, Jr

Dr Alfred Alexander Woodhull, Jr

Birth
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Death 18 Oct 1921 (aged 84)
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 19344483 · View Source
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United States Army Surgeon.

Born in Princeton, N. J., he graduated from Princeton University in 1856 and, in medicine, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1859. He was commissioned a medical officer in the United States Army in 1861 and served through the Civil War, in 1864-65 being chief surgeon of the Army of the James. With the rank of lieutenant colonel, he was chief surgeon of the Department of the Pacific (Philippines) in 1899. The next year he became colonel and assistant surgeon general, and in 1901 was retired. In 1885 he received the gold medal of the Military Service Institution and in 1907 the Seaman essay prize. Woodhull was the first to call to the attention of the service the necessity of cooperation between the medical and line officers in the promotion of military hygiene. From 1902 to 1907 he lectured at Princeton University on hygiene and sanitation. In 1904 he was promoted brigadier general on the retired list.

WOODHULL--Entered into rest, on the 18th inst., General Alfred Alexander Woodhull, in the 85th year of his age. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, 46 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ, on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services at Episcopal Church at 2:#0 o'clock. Interment at Princeton Cemetery.Trenton Evening Times 19 Oct 1921


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  • Created by: Historical Passion
  • Added: 11 May 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19344483
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Alfred Alexander Woodhull, Jr (13 Apr 1837–18 Oct 1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19344483, citing Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Historical Passion (contributor 46844712) .