David Porter Heap Edit Profile
Student Georgetown (District of Columbia) College. Appointed from Pennsylvania, and graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1864.
Appointed First lieutenant engrs., June 13, 1864. Promoted through grades to colonel, April 13, 1903. Brigadier general retired, at own request after 40 yrs’. service, February 16, 1905.
Bvtd. captain, April 2, 1865, “for gallant and meritorious services at Petersburg, Virginia” Engaged in river and harbor engineering, fortifications, lighthouse engineering. Later div. engineer, Pacific Division. President California Debris Commission.
Engineer officer on staff commanding general Department of California. Member various bds. Military representative of the United States at Paris Congress of Electricians, 1881. Traveled in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Author: Ancient and Modern Light-Houses, 1889. Electrical Appliances of the Present Day. Engineer Exhibit, Centennial Exhibition, 1882.
History of the Application of Electricity to Lighting the Coasts of France, 1885. Report on the International Exhibition of Electricity at Paris, 1881, 1884, etc. Address: Pasadena, Calif.
Member various bds. Military representative of the United States at Paris Congress of Electricians, 1881.
Married Elizabeth Brown Beale, December, 1875 (died July 31, 1889). Married second, Josephine Bigelow Wright, November 12, 1902.