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Alexander MacKenzie TUTHILL

Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Maricopa County,
Arizona

Lt. Gen. Alexander M. Tuthill - b. 9-22-1871 South Lebanon, NY, d. 5-25-1958 Phoenix, AZ.
Son of W. H.and Pauline Tuthill.
Husband of May Elizabeth Heimann Tuthill.
Father of Dorothy I. and Christine E.
Alexander MacKenzie Tuthill, a distinguished surgeon for 57 years, began his military career in 1903 when he organized and commanded the 2nd Cavalry Troop of the Arizona National Guard. He then served as Colonel commanding the 1st Arizona Infantry later designated as the 158th Infantry and was a member of the Arizona Constitutional Convention. As Brigadier General he commanded the 79th Brigade 40th Division A.E.F. Later, as Brigadier General he commanded the 89th Brigade 45th Division. He went on as Major General to command the 45th Infantry Division from 1933 to 1935. After his retirement in 1935, he served as Adjutant General of the Arizona National Guard from February 4, 1936 to June 25 1952. In 1929, the ninth legislature honored his service by appropriating money for the construction of Fort Alexander M. Tuthill, south of Flagstaff, Arizona, as a Guard training site. He was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of laws by the University of Arizona in 1952.

Contributed on 1/25/09 by the918family
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Record #: 65281

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Submitted: 1/25/09 • Approved: 1/25/09 • Last Updated: 11/2/12 • R65281-G0

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