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Blanton Winship
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Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
February 5, 1934 – June 25, 1939
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by Benjamin Jason Horton
Succeeded by José E. Colón (acting)
William D. Leahy
Personal details
Born (1869-11-23)November 23, 1869
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Died October 9, 1947(1947-10-09) (aged 77)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting place Rose Hill Cemetery
Profession Military
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1898–1933
1942–1944
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major general
Commands Judge Advocate General

110th Infantry Regiment

118th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
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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