U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Biddle, William

Eleventh Commandant of the Marine Corps. The Pennsylvania native was born on Dec. 17, 1853 and died on Feb. 25, 1923. He served as Acting Commandant in the rank of Colonel from Dec. 1, 1910 until Feb. 2, 1911, when he was appointed Major General Commandant and served until Feb. 12, 1914. During his command, the term of office was set, by law at 4 years.

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