Pope, James Worden was born on June 6, 1846 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Edmund Pendleton and Nancy (Johnson) Pope.
Student Indiana U., Bloomington, Indiana, 2 years. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1868.
Commissioned Second lieutenant 5th Infantry, June 15, 1868. First lieutenant, March 20, 1879. Captain assistant quartermaster, February 20, 1885.
Major quartermaster, June 11, 1897. Lieutenant colonel chief quartermaster United States Volumes, May 9, 1898. Honorary discharge from volunteer service, September 2, 1899.
Lieutenant colonel deputy quartermaster general, July 5, 1902. Colonel assistant quartermaster general, February 16, 1907. Retired, by operation of law, June 6, 1910.
Brigadier general retired, August 29, 1916. Participated in numerous campaigns against Indians during first 10 years of service, including expedition under General Eugene A. Carr, 1868-1869, campaign of General Miles in I.Ty., 1874-1875, operations following the Custer Massacre, 1876-1877, Bannock War, 1878, etc. In commanded United States Military Prison, 1887-1895.
In charge improvements in Yellowstone Park, 1897. Chief quartermaster Philippine Expedition, under General Merritt, 1898-1899. Later chief quartermaster departments of Colorado and the Gulf. under Generals Merriam, MacArthur, Funston, Baldwin, Duvall, Davis and Thomas.
Recommended for brevetted of captain “for distinguished and valuable service” in campaign against Kiowa and other Indian tribes, 1874-1875. Home: Denver, Colo.