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Alexander Oswald Brodie, American army officer.


Brodie, Alexander Oswald was born on November 13, 1849 in Edwards, New York, United States. Son of Joseph and Margaret (Brown) Brodie.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1865.


Appointed Second lieutenant 1st Cavalry, June 15, 1870. First lieutenant, May 25, 1875. Resigned September 30, 1877.

Private 6th Cavalry, August 6, 1883-February 4, 1884. Served against Apaches in Arizona and Nez Perce campaign in Idaho. In cattle trade, Kansas, 1878-1882.

Mining in Dak. and Arizona, 1882-1887. Chief engineer Walter Storage Commission, Walnut Grove, Arizona, 1887-1890. Civil and mining engineer, Prescott, Arizona, 1893-1894.

County recorder, Yavapai County, Arizona, 1893-1894. Major 1st United States Cavalry (“Rough Riders”), May 17, 1898. Lieutenant colonel, August 11, 1898.

Served in Tampa and Cuba. In command left flank action at Las Guasimas, June 24, 1898, wounded. Republican candidate for delegate in Congress from Arizona, 1898.

Appointed governor of Arizona, July 1, 1902. Major assistant chief Record and Pension Office, February 15, 1905. Lieutenant colonel military secretary, June 10, 1905.

Lieutenant colonel adjutant general, March 5, 1907. Colonel, August 24, 1912, retired by operation of law, March 13, 1913. Address: Haddonfield, New Jersey.


Married Louise Hanlon, December 15, 1892.

Joseph Brodie

Margaret (Brown) Brodie

Louise Hanlon