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 Robert Urie Patterson

Robert Urie Patterson

Birth
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 6 Dec 1950 (aged 73)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Lot 4200
Memorial ID 7569 · View Source
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US Army Major General, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in Montreal, Canada, After completing medical studies at McGill University, he graduated with honors from the Army Medical School in 1902. For conspicuous gallantry in action in the Philippines, he was awarded two Silver Star Medals and in World War I, he received the Distinguished Service Medal. During the postwar years, he served as an instructor at the US Army War College, General Staff War Department Medical Director, US Veteran's Bureau and Executive Officer, Office of the Surgeon General. From June 1931, to May 1935, he served as United States Surgeon General and retired from the Army a Major General in November 1935. He died from pneumonia at Walter Reed Army Hospital.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7569
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Urie Patterson (16 Jun 1877–6 Dec 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7569, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .