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|Governor of Puerto Rico|
February 5, 1934 – June 25, 1939
|President||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||Benjamin Jason Horton|
|Succeeded by||José E. Colón (acting)
William D. Leahy
November 23, 1869|
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||October 9, 1947
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Resting place||Rose Hill Cemetery|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1898–1933
|Commands||Judge Advocate General
110th Infantry Regiment
Pancho Villa Expedition
World War I
World War II
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star (2)
Blanton C. Winship (November 23, 1869 – October 9, 1947) was an American military lawyer and veteran of both the Spanish–American War and World War I. During his career, he served both as Judge Advocate General of the United States Army and as the governor of Puerto Rico, where he personally ordered the Ponce massacre.
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