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Catalog Number 00704
Object Name Portrait
Description Mathew Adrian Tinley by J. Pusey. 1876- . Industrial Surgeon, soldier. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 5, 1876. Surgeon, Union Pacific Railroad, 1905; Wabash railroad, 1920; Burlingotn railroad, 1922; Chicago and Northwestern, 1936. Military training as High School Cadet; private in 3rd Iowa I.N.C., 1894-1898; served with 51st Iowa in the Philippines, 1898-1899 and returned as first lieutenant major of Co. L; reorganized Co. L as captain, 1900-1902; promoted to major 3rd battalion; regiment redesigned 55th Iowa in 1902 in which he was a lieutenant-colonel. Entered Federal service a second time as lieutenant-colonel, for service with same regiment in Mexican border troubles, 1917; then a third time entered on May 27, 1917 and went to France with the advance party of the Rainbow (42nd) Division, the old 3rd Iowa having become the 168th Infantry. After nearly two years in the expeditionary force and in occupation of Germany, he returned in charge of the regiment as colonel, 1919. He was appointed colonel of the 168th and on July placed in command as brigadier general of the 67th Infantry Brigade; promoted to major general in charge of the 34th Division, 1924. He was second president of the Rainbow Vetrans Association, president of the National Guard Association, received the National Flay Society Medal and other medals. On the reorganization of the Iowa State Guard, he was made commanding officer. General Tinley was placed in nomination by the Iowa delegation for Vice-President at the Democratic National Convention, 1932. On the anniversary of his birthday, March 5, 1940, he was highly honored by a reception, banquet, and ball in Council Bluffs, attended by himself, his wife, and distinguished persons from the states of the area in which he had military command. Home: Council Bluffs, Iowa. (Information out of date).

61.75" x 41" Gold frame, discolorations. Clouding on glass. Dark background with seal "On Guard". Military uniform, glases. Holding papers. Standing, body facing right, head straight forward.
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