Irvin Leland Hunt – Brigadier General, United States Army

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IrvinLeland Hunt of Califfornia
Appointed from California, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 June 1895 (24)
Second Lieutenant, 19th U. S. Infantry, 15 February 1899
First Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Infantry, 1 June 1900
Transferred to the 19th U. S. Infantry, 29 June 1901


Ivan Leland Hunt was born in California in 1899. He married Annie Butler shortly after graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1899 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant
of Infantry.

He spent the next 3 years in Puerto Rico and the Philippines and was promoted to First Lieutenant.

In 1903, Hunt returned to West Point as an assistant professor of Law and History from 1903-1907. He wrote a pamphlet of instruction on the historical background of the Constitution and made several trips abroad on confidential missions for the government. He had a deep love of history and the philosophy of war and had
planned to continue this research after his retirement.

He transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s Department in 1916 to conduct a study of the military government’s intervention in Mexico. Before that, he was stationed in the Philippines; traveled to Japan, Korea, and China; and worked with the War Department in the Bureau of Insular Affairs.

He transferred to the Quartermaster Corps and then graduated from the Army War College.

He died unexpectedly in 1934 at the age of 56 at Walter Reed General Hospital and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

HUNT, IRVIN L
COL QMC GSC US ARMY

  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/21/1933
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 19071
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HUNT, ANNIE BE W/O IRVIN L

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/28/1869
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/05/1946
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 10071
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF IL HUNT, COLONEL, QUARTERMASTER CORRPS US ARMY
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