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army officer.

Michael Joseph Lenihan, American army officer. Decorated Commander Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre with 3 palms (French); Order of the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. member General Staff Corps, 1906-1910.

Background

Lenihan, Michael Joseph was born on May 2, 1865 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James and Catherine (Granger) Lenihan.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1887, Infantry and Cavalry School, 1891, Army War College, 1917, Naval War College, 1921. Doctor of Laws, Holy Cross College, Massachusetts, 1925.

Career

Commissioned add. Second lieutenant 25th Infantry, June 12, 1887. Promoted through grades to colonel, May 15, 1917. Brigadier general National Army, August 5, 1917.

Brigadier general regular army, October 11, 1925. Professor military science and tactics, Seton Hall College, South Orange, New Jersey, 1893-1897. In Cuba, 1899, Philippines, 1899-1902.

Member General Staff Corps, 1906-1910. In Hawaii, 1913-1916. At Army War College, 1916-1917.

Commander 83d Infantry Brig., August 1917. Commander 153d Infantry Brig., November 1918. In France, October 1917-April 1919.

Army instructor, Naval War College, 1921-1924. Commanded 3d Division, 1928-1929. Retired May 2, 1929.

Membership

Member General Staff Corps, 1906-1910.

Connections

Married Mathilde O’Toole, 1891 (died August 29, 1934).; married second, Mina Ward, 1938. Children: Eleanora (Mistress.

father:
James Lenihan

mother:
Catherine (Granger) Lenihan

spouses:
Mathilde O’Toole

Mina Ward

child:
Eleanora (Mrs Lenihan