Log In

Edgar Jadwin Edit Profile

army officer

Edgar Jadwin, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Companion Order of the Bath (British); Commander Legion of Honor (French). member American Mission to Poland, 1919; Served as senior; member American section Joint Engineering Board St. Lawrence Waterway Project and as senior; member Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors.

Background

Jadwin, Edgar was born on August 7, 1865 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Honorary Creative Commons and Charlotte E. (Wood) Jadwin.

Education

Student Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1884-1886. Graduate head of class, United States Military Academy, 1890. Graduate Engineer School of Application, 1893.

Honorary Doctor Engineering, Lafayette, 1925.

Career

Appointed add. Second lieutenant engrs., June 12, 1890. Promoted through grades lieutenant colonel, October 12, 1913. Colonel N.A., July 6, 1917.

Brigadier general (temporary), December 17, 1917-October 31, 1919. Colonel engrs., September 10, 1919. Appointed assistant to chief of engrs. with rank of brigadier general, 1924, chief of engrs. with rank of major general, 1926.

Retired August 7, 1929. In charge improvements, Ellis Island, 1890-1891. Duty, Office Chief of Engineers, Washington, District of Columbia, 1897-1898, Panama Canal, 1907-1911, Office Chief of Engineers, Washington, District of Columbia, 1911-1916.

District engineer in various engineering districts. Organized and commanded 15th United States Engineers (Railway), the first American regiment to pass under arms through England, 1917. Director light rys. and roads, American Expeditionary Force, in France, later director construction and forestry, in charge general construction program, working 160,000 men in dredging, building railroads, barracks, hospitals, warehouses, roads, lumbering, etc.

Member American Mission to Poland, 1919. Observer in Ukraine, 1919. Engineer 8th Corps Area, San Antonio, Texas, 1920-1922.

Div. engineer Southeast Division, Charleston, South Carolina., 1922-1924.

Membership

Member American Mission to Poland, 1919. Served as senior; member American section Joint Engineering Board St. Lawrence Waterway Project and as senior. Member Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors.

Connections

Married Jean Laubach, October 6, 1891. Children: Charlotte (Mistress.

father:
Honorary Creative Commons Jadwin

mother:
Charlotte E. (Wood) Jadwin

spouse:
Jean Laubach

child:
Charlotte (Mrs Jadwin