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Greer Assheton Duncan

Greer Assheton Duncan, American civil engineer. Recipient Secretary of Navy Commendation with bronze star, Commander Order of Honor and Merit Republic of Haiti, 1931, Marine Expeditionary Medal, 1908, 09, 31, Cuban Pacification Medal, 1908, Victory Medal, 1917, Defense Medal with Star, European Theatre medal, 1941-1943, American Theatre medal, 1946; World War Victory medal, 1941-1946.

Background

  • Duncan, Greer Assheton was born on March 31, 1887 in Alexandria, Louisiana, United States. Son of Herman Cope and Maria Elizabeth (Cooke) Duncan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of South, 1911. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1908. C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1912.

    Career

    • Robert F. Jones), Greer Assheton, Junior (lieutenant commander, United States Navy). Line officer on cruisers, torpedo boats and battleships, United States Navy, 1908-1910. Member Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy, since 1911, advancing through the ranks from ensign to captain.

      Public works officer Navy Yard, Mare Island, California, 1938-1941. Assistant naval attache, special naval observer, member of staff Commander of Naval Forces in Europe, 1941-1943. Public works officer, 13th Naval District, Seattle, 1943-1946.

      Owner’s representative Construction, Seattle, 1948. Construction engineering, since 1947. Honorary life trustee Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy, since 1911, advancing through the ranks from ensign to captain. Member Rensselaer Society Engineer, Society American Military Engineers, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Kappa Sigma. Mason. (R.A.M., R.&S.M. Entertainment, K.T.).

    Connections

    • Married Marie Louise Chauvin, June 17, 1911. Children: Marie Louise (wife of Captain.
    • father: Herman Cope Duncan
    • mother: Maria Elizabeth (Cooke) Duncan
    • spouse: Marie Louise Chauvin
    • child: Marie Louise (wife of Capt Duncan
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    Died June 26, 1962
    (aged 75)
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