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James Henderson Blount

  • School: Law
  • Class Year: 1890
  • War: World War I
  • Date of Death: October 7, 1918

J.H. Blount, Jr. was active in the anti-imperialism movement in the United States in the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries. He was the son of the Georgia congressman, James Henderson Blount, who led the congressional investigation into the US Marine's overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii. Major James Henderson Blount, Jr., U.S. Army, served militarily in Cuba and in the Philippine-American War. While serving in the archipelago as a soldier as well as U.S. Judge of First Instance, he wrote "The American Occupation of the Philippines, 1898 to 1910." He was in New York City as a Major of Georgia volunteer infantry preparing to ship out for France during the Great War when he was thrown from a horse near Central Park and died of injuries on October 7, 1918, twenty-eight years after his graduation from Columbia Law School. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia.

James Henderson Blount

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