John Campbell Greenway
|Birthplace:||Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States|
|Death:||Died in New York, New York, New York, United States|
|Place of Burial:||Burlington, Boone, Kentucky, United States|
Son of Dr. Gilbert C. Greenway and Alice Greenway
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About John Campbell Greenway
John Campbell Greenway (July 6, 1872 – January 19, 1926) was an American mining, steel and railroad executive: a man of many trades in many states. He also had a distinguished career as a soldier, both cavalry and infantry.
- In 1930 Arizona placed Greenway's statue in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection. The statue of Greenway's great great grandfather, Dr. Ephraim McDowell, was placed in the National Statuary Hall in 1929 by Kentucky. John Campbell Greenway, Arizona, statue by Gutzon Borglum, 1928, 8'2" (Statuary Hall)
AN INVALUABLE OFFICER Who was John Campbell Greenway?
He was born in Alabama in 1872 and educated at Yale University where he was a football star. During the Spanish-American War, Greenway joined the Rough Riders, serving under Teddy Roosevelt as head of Troop A of the Arizona squadron.
When Roosevelt charged up San Juan Hill, Greenway was with him and received the Silver Star for gallantry in action.
Greenway’s 1889 military discharge papers include a handwritten note by Roosevelt:
“Lt. Greenway was literally an invaluable officer under all conditions and at all times. He was one of two or three men to whom I naturally turned when there was need of finding some man for a mission of peculiar hazard or peculiar responsibility. T.R.”
Greenway then started a copper company, founded Ajo, served in World War I and retired as a brigadier general.
Even after he left the military, Greenway was hailed as a hero.
One undated newspaper article said he “did spectacular work” in rescuing guests from a burning London hotel, fighting his way through flames to save the lives of women and children.
Another article reported that during a visit to Allegheny, N.Y., Greenway leapt out of a car and stopped a runaway horse that was dragging its driver and a carriage carrying two women. When asked about the incident by a reporter, he asked that nothing be written.
In 1923, he married Isabella Munro-Ferguson who became Isabella Greenway. She was the first woman from Arizona to serve in Congress and was the founder of the Arizona Inn.
John Greenway never saw the Arizona Inn. He died in 1926 at age 53 following surgery in New York City.
- Conroy, Will. Tucson's Arizona Inn. Tucson, Ariz: Arizona Inn, 2010. Print. Page 24.