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John Jewsbury Bradley

John Jewsbury Bradley, American army officer, lawyer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Purple Heart (United States), Officer Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France), Commander Order of Crown (Italy), Companion of St. Michael and St. George (England). Trustee Disabled American Veterans Service Foundation.


  • Bradley, John Jewsbury was born on April 20, 1869 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Timothy M. and Emma (Cookson) Bradley.

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    • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1891. Graduated from Army School of Line, 1912, Army Staff College, 1913.


    • Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1887-1891. Second Lieutenant, 1891. First Lieutenant, 1898.

      Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, United States.V., 1898, war with Spain. On Exp. to open Hemp Ports, Southern Luzon. Brevetted Major for gallantry in action.

      Captain, 1900; Aide" de Camp to Major General Otis, E. S„ 1900-1902. Philippine Islands, 1902-1903. Aide de Camp, to Major General McArthur, 1903-1904.

      At Vancouver Barracks, Washington. 1905-1906. Captain, Judge Advocate, 1906-1910. Admitted to State Bar of Washington, 1908.

      Army School of the Line, Fort Leavenworth. Kansas, 1911-1912. Major. 1912. In Alaska. 1913, Panama, 1914-1917.

      Lieutenant- Colonel. May 1917. Colonel. August 1917. General Staff Corps, November 1917.

      Chiet of Training War Plans Division, 1918. Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service as Chief of Training, Instruction Branch, War Plans Division, General Staff in initiating, and standardizing the training of the Army during its formative period. Brigadier General, June, 1918, National Army.

      Commanded 16 Brigadier 8 Division Commanded 162 Brigadier, 82 Division General Headquarters, A. E.F., Chaumont, France, Assistant Inspector General, 1919. Decorated in Paris, France, Officer Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur. Commander of Crown of Italy.

      Companion of Order of St. Michael and St. George, Great Britain. London, England, 1919 received thanks of British War Office, also personal thanks of King for services rendered officers, and enlisted men of British Forces while in American Returned to the United States, 1919. Ordered as Survey Officer Maritime Affairs, Hoboken, New Jersey Appointed Special Representative, Secy, of War.

      Appointed Commanding General Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, Assistant Chief Transportation Service, 1920. Chief of Staff, 77 Reserve Division, 1921. In command 18 Infantry, Post of Fort Slocum, New York, 1923: retired after 40 years of service, 1927.

      Practicing Lawyer, New York City. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Proctor in Admiralty—.


    Member of Sons of the American Revolution, New York Society. New York Company Lawyers Association. Ends of the Earth. Clubs: University (New York City), Army & Navy (New York City), Army & Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).
    • Member of Sons of the American Revolution, New York Society. New York Company Lawyers Association. Ends of the Earth. Clubs: University (New York City), Army & Navy (New York City), Army & Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).


    • Married Caroline Sladen, September 14, 1893. Children: Frances Sladen (Mistress William Elbridge Chickering), John Jewsbury, Junior.
    • father: Timothy M. Bradley
    • mother: Emma (Cookson) Bradley
    • spouse: Caroline Sladen
    • children: Frances Sladen Bradley (Mistress William Elbridge Chickering)
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    Born April 20, 1869
    Died May 21, 1948
    (aged 79)


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