John H. Russell Appointed U.S. High Commissioner to Haiti

John H. Russell Appointed U.S. High Commissioner to Haiti

February 11, 1922, in Marine Corps history.

On February 11, 1922, Brigadier General John H. Russell was appointed U.S. High Commissioner and personal representative of the President to the government of Haiti. For the next nine years, the future Commandant in supreme command of both the occupying American forces and the Haitian Gendarmerie.


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