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Apr 29, 2015

Internationally renowned scholar and MacArthur Memorial Museum Archivist James Zobel presented the stories of three generations of MacArthurs in Milwaukee. Arthur MacArthur was elected Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin and later served as a Circuit Court Judge and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. His son, Arthur Jr., led the 24th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, and won the Medal of Honor for bravery at the Battle of Missionary Ridge. His son Douglas, also a Medal of Honor recipient, led American forces in WWI, WWII and Korea and concluded his career by transforming post-war Japan into a Western democracy.