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Harry BURGESS

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Harry BURGESS, Governor of The Panama Canal. Member, Mississippi River Commission, Engineer 8 Corps Area; Commandant, United States Engineer School Engineer of Maintenance, The Panama Canal, 1924-1928. Governor, Panama Canal, since 1928. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Military Engineers Clubs: Army and Navy. Detroit Panama Golf.

Background

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

Education

Agricultural and Mechanical College, Mississippi; United States Military Academy., 1895

Career

Louisiana Lieutenant-Colonel, Colonel Served in Span.-American War and in Philippines during the insurrection. Served with American Expeditionary Forces, in France, Commanding Engineer Regiment In charge of following River and Harbor Engineer district. Louisville, Kentucky.

New Orleans, Louisiana. Nashville, Tennessee. Detroit, Michigan; Rock Island, 111.

Membership

  • Member, Mississippi River Commission, Engineer 8 Corps Area. Commandant, United States Engineer School Engineer of Maintenance, The Panama Canal, 1924-1928. Governor, Panama Canal, since 1928. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers. American Society of Military Engineers Clubs: Army and Navy. Detroit Panama Golf.

Connections

Spouse Mary Lillington McKoy, February 27, 1912, New Orleans.