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William D. A. ANDERSON

William D. A. ANDERSON, United States District Engineer. Member of Phi Beta Kappa; Aztec Society; American Military Engineers; National Geographic Society.


  • ANDERSON, William D. A. was born on January 6, 1881 in Lexington, Virginia, United States. Son of William Alexander and Mary Louisa (Blair) Anderson.

  • Education

    • Wash, and Lee University. United States Military Academy. Army Engineer School.

      Army War College.


    • Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 1904-1906. Captain, 1912, Major, 1916, Lieutenant Colonel, 1927. Assistant, to Chief Engineer, Army of Pacification, 1907-1908.

      Assistant, to Engineer Commissioner, Washington, District of Columbia, 1914-1915. Post commander, department, and district engnr., Panama Canal Zone, 1915-1918. Division Engineer, 18 Division Engineer, 18 Division, and C.O. 218 Engineers, 1918-1919.

      District Engineer, Montgomery, Alabama, 1919. C.O. and Division Engineer, 5 Division and C.O. 7 Engineers, 1919-1920. Consulting Engineer, New York Transit Commission, New York.O., 1921-1922.

      Commanding Second Regiment of Engineers, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1922-1924. Assistant Commandant, United States Engineer School, Fort Humphreys, Virginia, 1923-1928. United States District Engineer, Mobile, Alabama, since 1928.


    Member of Phi Beta Kappa. Aztec Society; American Military Engineers. National Geographic Society.


    • Spouse Maude Brown, August 24, 1905, Carrollton, Georgia.
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    Born January 6, 1881