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Charles Swift Riche

civil engineer

Charles Swift Riche, American civil engineer. Member Engineering Board of Review, Sanitary District of Chicago, 1924-1925.; Mason, Elk.

Background

Riche, Charles Swift was born on July 19, 1864 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George Inman and Elizabeth Ramsay (Wetherill) Riche.

Education

Graduate Friends’ Central School, Philadelphia, 1881. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1886. Graduate Engineer School of Application, Willet Point, New York, 1889.

Career

Commissioned add. Second lieutenant Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1886. Promoted through grades to colonel, July 1, 1916. Served as colonel 1st United States Vol.

Infantry, May 20, 1898-October 28, 1898. Retired January 18, 1921. Engaged extensively in river and harbor work.

Great Lakes harbors and connecting channels. United States lake survey. Upper Mississippi River improvement.

Completion Hennepin Canal, Texas harbors, Coast Canal, Houston Ship Channel and Texas City Dike. Fortifications of New Orleans, Galveston and Panama Canal. Consulting engineer on grade raising of City of Galveston, Texas, 1903-1904.

Membership

Member Engineering Board of Review, Sanitary District of Chicago, 1924-1925. Mason, Elk.

Connections

Married Annie Weir, June 6, 1889 (died 1897). Children: Swift, Weir (killed in France December.

father:
George Inman Riche

mother:
Elizabeth Ramsay (Wetherill) Riche

spouse:
Annie Weir

children:
Swift Riche

Weir (killed in France Dec Riche