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Landon, Thomas Durland (1865-1934)

Name
Landon, Thomas Durland (1865-1934)
Historical Note
Thomas Durland Landon, the son of Thomas H. Landon, was born on May 18, 1865 in Belvidere, New Jersey and became involved in the New Jersey National Guard as a young adult. From 1881 until his death in 1934, Thomas Landon served as the commandant of the Bordentown Military Institute. In 1888 Thomas Landon was the 2nd Lieutenant of Company A of the Sixth Regiment of Infantry of the New Jersey National Guard. Thomas married Margaret "Minnie" Adams Reese (1859-1929) on July 6, 1892 in Bordentown. In 1893, Landon became the Captain of Company A of the Sixth Regiment of Infantry of the New Jersey National Guard. During the Spanish-American War, Landon served as Major of the 3rd New Jersey Infantry. During World War I he was commissioned as a Colonel in the United States Army, and was given command of the 114th Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to Brigadier General of the New Jersey National Guard in 1933. Thomas D. Landon died on October 29, 1934 during a visit to Chicago, Illinois. He is buried in Bordentown Cemetery.

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Records or Manuscript Collections
Landon Family Papers, 1877-1926