Leonard Wood (1860-1927)

Leonard Wood was appointed chief of staff to the U.S. Army by President William Taft in 1904. In the Apache Campaign of 1886 he was awarded the medal of honor for his service as an assistant surgeon. In 1895 he became President Grover Cleveland's White House physician. Wood began a long friendship with Theodore Roosevelt and during the Spanish-American War Wood was the commander of the Rough Riders, with Roosevelt as his second-in-command. After the war Wood was military governor of Cuba until 1902. As a brigadier general Dr. Wood fought in the Philippines. In 1914 he was replaced as chief of staff by General John Pershing.

1905 circa 15 years
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