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Lansing Hoskins Beach, American army officer. member Mississippi River Commission, 1913-1920; Member of the United States Commission to confer with Mexican Commission to determine equitable div. of waters of Rio Grande and Colorado rivers.; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society Military Engineers (ex-president).

Background

Beach, Lansing Hoskins was born on June 18, 1860 in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. Son of Myron Hawley and Helen Mary (Hoskins) Beach.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1882.

Career

1 son, Lansing Dillon. Commissioned additional Second lieutenant engrs., June 13, 1882. Promoted through grades to colonel, February 27, 1913.

Commissioner on part of the United States in determining boundary between Texas and Indian Terrace, 1886. Engineer commissioner of District of Columbia, 1898-1901. While in that position initiated the improvement of Rock Creek Park and obtained first appropriation from Congress for the purpose.

Secured abolition of railroad grade crossings in Washington and originated the plan for removal of Pennsylvania R.R. from the Mall and establishment of a union station. Personally selected names now borne by streets in street extension plan of District of Columbia Division engineer Gulf Division embracing all states touching the Gulf of Mexico, 1908-1915. Member Mississippi River Commission, 1913-1920.

Div. engineer Central Division embracing Ohio River basin, 1915-1920. Sent by United States to Europe, 1911, to study and report upon conditions of navigation there. Advanced major general and chief of engrs., January 9, 1920.

Retired, June 18, 1924.

Membership

Member Mississippi River Commission, 1913-1920. Member of the United States Commission to confer with Mexican Commission to determine equitable div. of waters of Rio Grande and Colorado rivers. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society Military Engineers (ex-president).

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Anna May Dillon, June 18, 1890.

father:
Myron Hawley Beach

mother:
Helen Mary (Hoskins) Beach

spouse:
Anna May Dillon