National Affairs: MACARTHUR'S CAREER

Born: Jan. 26, 1880, at Fort Little Rock, Ark.

Family Background: His father, General Arthur MacArthur, was a Civil War colonel ("the Boy Colonel of the West") who earned a Congressional Medal, became an Indian fighter in the '70s, a hero of the Spanish-American war, and Military Governor of the Philippines. He died dramatically of a heart attack while addressing a reunion of his old regiment in Milwaukee in 1912. Douglas MacArthur grew up at a succession of Army posts and, as a child at Fort Little Rock, was almost killed by an arrow during the last of the western Indian uprisings.


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