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army officer , commissioner of work projects

Francis Clark Harrington, American commissioner of work projects, army officer.


Harrington, Francis Clark was born on September 10, 1887 in Bristol, Virginia, United States. Son of William Clark and Victoria (Gauthier) Harrington.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1909. Student Engineer School, United States Army, 1910-1911, General staff schedul, 1927-1928, Army War College, 1928-1929, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, 1933-1935.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 1909, and advanced through the grades to colonel, 1938. During World War was instructor in officer training camps, also with 603d Engineers and commanding 215th Engineers and special duty Headquarters, American Expeditionary Force. Has served as assistant professor of mathematics at United States Military Academy, director Engineer School of the United States Army, district engineer, Baltimore, assistant engineer of maintenance at Panama Canal and on War Department General Staff.

Assigned assistant administrator Works Progress Administration, 1935, appointed administrator, December 24, 1938, commissioner of work projects, July 1, 1939. Director Panama Railroad Company Home: Washington, Distric.


Married Eleanor Crosier Reyburn, June 30, 1915 (died 1938). Children: William Stuart, Mary Eleanor.

William Clark Harrington

Victoria (Gauthier) Harrington

Eleanor Crosier Reyburn

William Stuart Harrington

Mary Eleanor Harrington