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Douglas Lafayette Weart, American army officer. Member Society of America Military Engineers, Delta Tau Delta.; Mason, Shrine.


Weart, Douglas Lafayette was born on August 10, 1891 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward Nickelson and Mary (Subers) Weart.


Student Armour Science Academy, 1906-1909, Armour Institute of Technology, 1909-1911. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1915.


April 1975); children—Gertrude Spoor, George Spoor, Maryada Spoor, Douglas Spoor. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Corps Engineers, 1915, and advanced through the grades to major general 1945. Served on Mexican Border, 1916.

With 1st Division and General Headquarters in France, 1917-1918. Executive officer, Office Public buildings and Grounds, Washington, District of Columbia, 1921-1924. United States district engineer, Savannah, Georgia, 1928-1932.

Assistant to president Mississippi River Commission, 1932-1934. Student and instructor Command and General staff schedul, 1934-1938. Student Army War College, 1938-1939.

Assistant engineer of maintenance, The Panama Canal, 1939-1942. Chief of staff, Caribbean Defense Command, 1942-1944, commanding general rear eschelon, Tactical Headquarters, and Shanghai base commanding China Theater. Director engineer New England div., director engineer Ohio River div., 1946-1948.

Later commanding officer, Fort Belvoir, Virginia Decorations: Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with cluster (United States), also from China, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile.


Member Society of America Military Engineers, Delta Tau Delta. Mason, Shrine.


Married Gertrude Keith Spoor, February 19, 1916 (deceased. Children: Gertrude Spoor, George Spoor, Maryada Spoor, Douglas Spoor.

Edward Nickelson Weart

Mary (Subers) Weart

Gertrude Keith Spoor

Gertrude Spoor Weart

George Spoor Weart

Maryada Spoor Weart

Douglas Spoor Weart