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Andrew Gustave Bisset

Andrew Gustave Bisset, American naval officer, engineer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (Army), Legion of Merit, Navy Expeditionary medal, Republic of Haiti Order of Honor and Merit, Victory medal, World War I, American Defense Service medal, American Area Combat medal, Asiatic-Pacific area campaign medal with five stars, Japanese Occupational medal. Registered engineer, N.H.


  • Bisset, Andrew Gustave was born on October 4, 1893 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Peter and Maria (Anderson) Bisset.

  • Education

    • C.E., Lafayette College, 1915. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), 1945.


    • Elizabeth Ruth (Mistress Lawrence T. Simmelink). Jacqueline Boas. Engineer Pennsylvania R.R., Philadelphia, 1915-1916, Geo. Fuller Construction Company, Washington, 1916-1917.

      Commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade), Corps of Civil Engineers, United States Navy, 1917, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1947. retired rank vice admiral July 1950. Treaty engineer to Republic of Haiti, 1924-1928. Officer charge construction, United States Naval Academy, 1936-1939.

      Public works officer, Navy Yards, Portsmouth, N.H., 1939-1941, Norfolk, Virginia, 1941. Commissioned of Sea Bees in South Pacific and Okinawa operations, World World War II. District civil engineer, 5th Naval District, 1948-1950.

      Recalled to active duty as director Pacific division Bureau Yards and Docks United States Navy, headquarters Hawaii, 1954. N.H. State director Civil Defense, 1951-1952. Director Industrial Park Authority, N.H.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member American Society of Civil Engineers Newcomen Society of England, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Chi Phi. Club: Rotary (Conway, N.H.).


    • Married Helen Boas Walzer, July 2, 1917. Children: Andrew W., Helen Ann (Mistress James Maher), Sarah Maria (Mistress James Douglas).
    • father: Peter Bisset
    • mother: Maria (Anderson) Bisset
    • spouse: Helen Boas Walzer
    • children: Andrew W. Bisset
    • Helen Ann Bisset (Mistress James Maher)
    • Sarah Maria Bisset (Mistress James Douglas)
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    Born October 4, 1893
    Died January 23, 1976
    (aged 82)