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John C. Gotwals

John C. Gotwals, American civil engineer. Member American Society Military Engineers, Delta Upsilon; member American Society of Civil Engineers.

Background

  • Gotwals, John C. was born on November 4, 1884 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Abraham G. and Mary (Logan) Gotwals.

  • Education

    • Graduate Pennsylvania State College, 1906, C.E., 1907.

    Career

    • Engineering work with Pennsylvania R.R. and Catskill Aqueduct, New York, until 1913. Second in command Lieutenant engrs., United States of America, March 8, 1913. Captain, July 1, 1916.

      Major (temporary), August 5, 1917. Lieutenant colonel (temporary), 1918-1920. Major engrs., United States of America, July 1, 1920.

      Organized and commanded 56th Engineers in France. In charge searchlight operations, American Expeditionary Force, August 1917, to close of war. Appointed chief engineer Alaska Road Commission, July 1, 1920.

      V. chairman Alaska R.R., April 1-September 30, 1923, chief engineer since October 1, 1923-March 15, 1924. United States district engineer, St. Louis, Missouri, 1924-1930. Engineer commissioner District of Columbia, 1930-1934.

      Retired as lieutenant colonel, 1934.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member American Society Military Engineers, Delta Upsilon. Member American Society of Civil Engineers.

    Connections

    • Married Muriel C. Clemens, November 10, 1927. Children: Katherine, Mary Muriel.
    • father: Abraham G. Gotwals
    • mother: Mary (Logan) Gotwals
    • spouse: Muriel C. Clemens
    • children: Katherine Gotwals
    • Mary Muriel Gotwals
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    Died January 15, 1946
    (aged 61)
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