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Francis Kosier Newcomer, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, Victory, Army of Occupation in Germany, Asiatic and American Theatre medals. Member Society American Military Engineers; Club: Army-Navy Country (Washington).


Newcomer, Francis Kosier was born on September 14, 1889 in Bryon, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Clay and Rebecca (Kosier) Newcomer.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1913. Graduated from the United States Engineer School, Washington, District of Columbia, 1916, Command and General staff schedul, 1935, Army War College, 1940.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 1913, advancing through the grades to brigadier general, 1944. Assistant commandant Engineer School, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1918-1919. Associate professor mathematics United States Military Academy, 1919-1924.

United States District engineer, Charleston, South Carolina., 1924-1925. United States district engineer and Corps Area engineer, Boston, Massachusetts, 1926-1927. Instructor United States Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1927-1928.

Assistant chief engineer Federal Power Commission, 1928-1931. In charge contract and finance section Office Chief of Engineers, United States Army, 1935-1939. Assistant to president Mississippi River Commission, 1940-1941.

Engineer, 3rd United States Army, 1942. Chief engineer China-Burma-India Theatre of Operations, 1943-1944. Engineer of maintenance, Panama Canal, and 2d vice president Panama Canal Railroad Company, 1944-1948, governor Panama Canal, president Panama Railroad Company from 1948.


Member Society American Military Engineers. Club: Army-Navy Country (Washington).


Married Mary Brunot Roberts, June 17, 1914. Children: Rebecca, Francis K., Thomas Roberts.

Henry Clay Newcomer

Rebecca (Kosier) Newcomer

Mary Brunot Roberts

Rebecca Newcomer

Francis K. Newcomer

Thomas Roberts Newcomer