James Postell Jervey Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1892.
James P., Darrell E. Commanded. First lieutenant, engrs., June 11, 1892. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, and retired, September 22, 1920.
Duty with Engrs’. School, New York Harbor, 1892-1895. Fortification work, Pensacola, Florida, 1895-1899. Instructor and assistant professor United States Military Academy, Florida, 1895-1899.
Instructor and assistant professor United States Military Academy, 1899-1905. Commanding engineer company, P.I., 1905-1907. Director civil engineer, United States Engineer School, 1907-1908.
At Panama Canal, in charge construction Gatun Locks, 1908-1913. District engineer Wheeling, West Virginia, 1913-1914, Norfolk, Virginia, 1914-1917. Mobilization camp and Franace, 1917-1918.
District engineer, Wilmington, Delaware, 1919. District and division engineer, Baltimore, Maryland., 1920. City manager, Postsmouth, Virginia, 1920-1926.
Professor mathematics, University of the South Sewanee, Tennessee, since 1926.
Served in Spanish-American War, in Philippines, in World War as division engineer 79th Division, chief engineer 7th Corps, and assistant to chief engineer American Expeditionary Force.
Married Jean B. Webb, June 27, 1894 children—Jean P. (Mistress.