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army officer

Harry Burgess, American army officer. Served in France, commander 16th and 30th Engineers, American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919.

Background

Burgess, Harry was born on February 22, 1872 in Starkville, Mississippi, United States. Son of James and Susan Elizabeth (Foster) Burgess.

Education

Student Mississippi Agricultural and Mech. College, 1888-1891; graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1895. Graduate study United States Engineer School of Application, 1896-1898.

Career

Commissioned adjunct Second lieutenant, June 12, 1895, and advanced through grades to colonel, Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1920. Instructor in engineering, United States Military Academy, 1898-1900. In charge surveys and design, Muscle Shoals power development.

Member Mississippi River Commission, 1920-1922. Engineer of maintenance, Panama Canal, 1924-1928, governor of canal, October 16, since 1928. President Panama Railroad Company.

Membership

Served in France, commander 16th and 30th Engineers, American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919.

Connections

Married Mary Lillington McKoy, February 27, 1912.

father:
James Burgess

mother:
Susan Elizabeth (Foster) Burgess

spouse:
Mary Lillington McKoy