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Alexander Lucian Dade
Born (1863-07-18)18 July 1863
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Died 8 January 1927(1927-01-08) (aged 63)
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1887–1918
Rank Army-USA-OF-06.svgBrigadier General
Battles/wars Apache Wars
Spanish–American War
Philippine–American War
Mexican Punitive Expedition

Alexander Lucian Dade (18 July 1863 – 8 January 1927) was a United States military officer. He took part in a number of U.S. military conflicts, including the Spanish–American War and Philippine–American War.

Early life and education

Dade was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on 18 July 1863. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1887, where he was a classmate of future generals William Weigel and George Owen Squier. Later Dade graduated from the Infantry and Cavalry School in 1893 and from the Army War College in 1910.

Military career

After graduating from West Point in 1887, Dade was commissioned Second Lieutenant of the 13th Infantry. In 1888, Dade was transferred to the 10th Cavalry where he participated in the later stage of the Apache Wars. In 1895 he was promoted to First Lieutenant of the 2nd Cavalry before being transferred to the 3rd Cavalry. As part of the 3rd Cavalry, Dade served in Cuba during the Spanish–American War, taking part in the Santiago Campaign (1898). On 9 September 1899 Dade became Major in the 47th Volunteer Infantry and took part in the subsequent Philippine–American War, joining the 38th Volunteer Infantry. While in the Philippines, Dade served on the staff of General Samuel Baldwin Marks Young as an inspector during expeditions in the Northern Luzon region. In 1901, Dade was promoted to Captain and in 1902 became an inspector in the Philippine Constabulary; Dade served in this capacity until 1905, when he returned to the United States and was assigned to the 9th Cavalry. In 1913, Dade was the base port inspector at Galveston, Texas and then inspector of the 2nd Division during the Vera Cruz Expedition (1914). Dade took part in the Mexican Punitive Expedition (1916–1917) during which he was promoted to Colonel and served with the 7th Cavalry. Following the United States' entry into World War I, Dade was assigned to organize and head the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps on 11 April 1917. The following year he was director of aviation training at the Central Department Headquarters in Chicago and promoted to Brigadier General. On 3 May 1918, Dade was honorably discharged and subsequently served in the office of Inspector General in Chicago and department inspector in the Central Department until he retired due to disabilities in 1920.

Personal life and death

Dade married Josephine Worth, daughter of General William J. Worth, and had two children: daughter Margaret and son Alexander Lucian Jr. He died on 8 January 1927 in his hometown of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

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