U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Burrows, William Ward

Second Marine Commandant. Appointed to major under the authority of the Act of July 11, 1798 which established the Marine Corps, He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel Commandant on May 1, 1800 under the authority of the Act of April 22, 1800. He was born in South Carolina on Jan. 16, 1758 and died in office on March 6, 1804.

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