Thomas Cruse Edit Profile
Center College, Kentucky, 1874-1875. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1879. Honor graduate Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1891.
Graduated from Army War College, 1916.
Commissioned Second lieutenant 6th Cavalry, in Arizona, June 13, 1879. First lieutenant, September 28, 1887. Captain, a.-q.-m., December 1, 1896.
Major q.-m. United States Volumes, May 12, 1898. Honorary discharged from volunteer service, May 1, 1901. Major q.-m., July 5, 1902.
Lieutenant colonel, deputy q.-m. general, February 17, 1910. Colonel Q.-M. Corps, February 1, 1913. Brigadier general, January 9, 1917.
Retired January 1918.
The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.
Mason.; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington and Manila).
Married Beatrice Cottrell, February 14, 1882. Children: Fred Taylor, James Thomas (deceased).