William Barclay Parsons, American civil engineer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States), also citation for conspicuous distinguished service and victory medal and 5 clasps; D.S.O. (British); Officer Legion of Honor (French); Order of Crown (Belgian). member Isthmian Canal Commission, 1904; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.
Barclay. Consulting engineer, New York City, 1885. Deputy chief engineer, 1891-1894, chief engineer, Rapid Transit Commission New York, 1894-1904. Survey Chinese railways, 1898-1899.
Member Isthmian Canal Commission, 1904. Board of consulting engrs., Panama Canal, 1905. Advisory engineer Royal Commission London Traffic, 1904.
Chief engineer Cape Cod Canal, 1905-1914. Chairman Chicago Transit Committee, 1916. Also many other engineering works Lecturer Cambridge U., 1929.
Chief of engrs. (brigadier general Ngakkan Nyaagu), Spanish-American War. Major, lieutenant colonel, colonel 11th United States Engineers, World War. Now brigadier general engineer R.C., United States of America.