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Harley Bascom Ferguson, American army officer.


Ferguson, Harley Bascom was born on August 14, 1875 in Waynesville, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Burder and Laura Adelaide (Reeves) Ferguson.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1897, Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1904, Army War College, 1921.


Paul, Minnesota, January 3, 1907. Children—Adele, Virginia, Harley B. Commissioned add. Second lieutenant Corps of Engineers, United States of America, June 11, 1897, and advanced through grades to colonel, July 1, 1920.

With engineer troops in Cuba, 1898, Philippines, 1899. Chief engineer China Relief Expedition, 1900. Brigadier general chief engineer 2d Army Corps, France, World War.

District engineer, Montgomery, Alabama, 1907-1909. Executive office in charge raising of Battleship Maine, 1910-1911. District engineer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1913-1916, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1920, Cincinnati, O., 1927-1929, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1927, Norfolk, Virginia, 1930-1931, Vicksburg, Mississippi, since 1932.

In charge organization industrial mobilization, office of Assistant Secretary of War (established Army Industrial College), 1921-1926. President Mississippi River Commission since 1932. Member Board Rivers and Harbors, 1930.

Member St. Lawrence Waterway Board.


Clubs: Army and Navy, Metropolitan, Vicksburg Master of Science‡.


Married Mary Virginia McCormack, of St. Children: Adele, Virginia, Harley B. Commissioned.

William Burder Ferguson

Laura Adelaide (Reeves) Ferguson

Mary Virginia McCormack

Adele Ferguson

Virginia Ferguson

Harley B. Commd Ferguson