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Colden L’Hommedieu Ruggles, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal Episcopalian.


Ruggles, Colden L’Hommedieu was born on March 18, 1869 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Son of George D. (brigadier general United States of America) and Alma (L’Hommedieu) R.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1890. Electrical Engineer, Lehigh University, 1903. Graduated from Army War College, 1922.


Brig. General Marcus P. Miller, United States of America, November 28, 1894. 1 daughter, Colden (Mistress E. L. Florance). Commissioned add. Second lieutenant 1st Artillery, June 12, 1890.

Promoted through grades to colonel, May 15, 1917. Brigadier general (temporary), August 8, 1918-March 10, 1919. Duty Governor’s Island, Fort Monroe, Sandy Hook Proving Ground and Frankford (Pennsylvania) Arsenal until 1900.

Inspector ordnace, United States of America, Bethlehem Steel Company, 1900-1903. At Watertown (Massachusetts) Arsenal, 1903-1908. Professor ordnance and science of gunnery, United States Mill.

Academy, 1908-1911; commanding officer Benicia (California) Arsenal and ordnance officer Western Department, 1911-1913. Commanding officer Manila Ordnance Depot and ordnance officer Philippine Department, 1913-1915. Commanding officer Sandy Hook Proving Ground, 1915-1918, also Aberdeen Proving Ground, 1917-1918.

Chief of inspector div. Ordnance Department, 1918. Duty with American Expeditionary Forces, October-December 1918.

Chief of technical staff, Ordnance Department, 1919-1921. On duty as student officer, Army War College, August 15, 1921-June 30, 1922. Chief of technical staff, Ord.

Department, September 4, 1922-August 27, 1923. Appointed assistant to the chief ordnance with rank of brigadier general, March 28, 1923. Became assistant chief ordnance and chief manufacture, Ord.

Department, 1923; retired. Delegate to Conference for the Supervision of the International Trade in Arms and Ammunition, and in Implements of War, held in Geneva, Switzerland, May 4-June 17, 1925.


Married Mary Appleton, d.

George D. Ruggles

Mary Appleton