Leonard Wood was born a doctor's son in Massachusetts and attended Harvard Medical School. He won a Medal of Honor in the campaigns against Geronimo in Arizona, served as the personal physician of Presidents Cleveland and McKinley, and commanded the "Rough Riders' in Cuba. He became Army Chief of Staff in 1910 and in 1921 was a Republican presidential candidate, winning the New Hampshire primary. He died in August 1927. (By John Osborne)
Jack Edward McCallum, Leonard Wood: Rough Rider, Surgeon, Architect of American Imperialism (New York: New York University Press, 2006), 7.