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Pershing, John J.
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Pershing, John J.

(September 13, 1860, Laclede [Linn County MO] – July 15, 1948, Washington DC), United States general. As commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF), Pershing’s popularity in the United States was surpassed only by President Woodrow Wilson. Pershing graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Thereupon he served in an army whose role was essentially limited to police actions. Still, Pershing’s operation to quell the Moro Rebellion in the Phili…

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Showalter, Dennis E., “Pershing, John J.”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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