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James Postell Jervey, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal; citation by div. commander and commanding general American Expeditionary Force. Served in Spanish-American War, in Philippines, in World War as div. engineer 79th Division, chief engineer 7th Corps, and assistant to chief engineer American Expeditionary Force.

Background

Jervey, James Postell was born on November 14, 1860 in Powhatan County, Virginia, United States. Son of Henry and Helen Louise (Wesson) Jervey.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1892.

Career

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 div. engineer, Baltimore, Maryland., 1920. City manager, Postsmouth, Virginia, 1920-1926.

Professor mathematics, University of the South Sewanee, Tennessee, since 1926.

Membership

Served in Spanish-American War, in Philippines, in World War as div. engineer 79th Division, chief engineer 7th Corps, and assistant to chief engineer American Expeditionary Force.

Connections

Married Jean B. Webb, June 27, 1894 children—Jean P. (Mistress.

father:
Henry Jervey

mother:
Helen Louise (Wesson) Jervey

spouse:
Jean B. Webb