LTC George Patrick Ahern

LTC George Patrick Ahern

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 13 May 1942 (aged 82)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 3050
Memorial ID 9079820 · View Source
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United States Army Officer, Conservationist. He served in Cuba and the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. After the war, he remained in the Philippines to organize the Office of Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks and later the Bureau of Forestry for the Philippine Government. Earlier in 1890, he explored some of the last areas unmapped in Montana, mapping what would become Glacier National Park. Several areas in the park are named for him including Ahern Creek, Peak, Pass and Glacier. In the military for over 32 years, he saw combat in the Indian Campaigns in the Northwest, the Spanish American War, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Philippines Insurrection. During World War I, he served as the assistant to the Chief of Military Intelligence and then Secretary of the War College. A committed to conservationist, he wrote several books on Forestry.

Bio by: Barry Charles


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  • Created by: Barry Charles
  • Added: 10 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9079820
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC George Patrick Ahern (29 Dec 1859–13 May 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9079820, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Barry Charles (contributor 46624068) .