The MacArthur - Brooks Wedding

Palm Beach, Florida

February 14, 1922



In early 1922, Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur married Louise Cromwell Brooks at the Stotesbury estate El Mirasol in Palm Beach. It was the social event of the season. MacArthur was a highly decorated war hero and the current superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Louise was a vivacious, attractive divorcée and Eva Stotesbury's only daughter. Although MacArthur hardly mentioned his first marriage in his later years, there is a lot to be told about this relationship and the events leading up to, during and after the wedding. In honor of the centennial anniversary of this wedding, my wife and I created this slide show podcast, using recently uncovered archival information that sheds new light on an old story.


Click here to watch the video celebrating the 100th anniversary of the MacArthur - Brooks wedding





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