Mason Mathews PATRICK Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1886. Graduate Engineering School of Application, 1889.
1 son, Bream Cooley. Commissioned add. Second lieutenant engrs., United States Army, 1886. Promoted through grades to colonel, 1916.
Brigadier general N.A., 1917, and major general National Army, 1918. Major general United States Army, 1921. Assistant instructor, practical military engineering, United States Military Academy, 1892-1895.
In charge 1st and 2d districts, improvement Mississippi River, 1897-1898. Secretary Mississippi River Commission, St. Louis, Missouri, 1898-1901. Duty Office, Chief of Engineers, Washington, District of Columbia, 1901-1903.
Instructor United States Military Academy, 1903-1906. Commanding United States Military Academy detachment of engrs., 1904-1906. Chief engineer Army Cuban Pacification, 1907-1909.
River and harbor work, Norfolk, Virginia, 1909-1912. Member board raising United States Ship Maine, 1910-1912. Improvement Great Lakes, Detroit, Michigan, 1912-1916.
Commanding 1st Regiment Engineers, 1916-1917. Commandant Engineer School, Washington Barracks, District of Columbia, 1916-1917. Chief engineer lines of communication, and director construction and forestry operations, American Expeditionary Force in France, September 1917-May 1918.
Chief of Air Service, American Expeditionary Force, May 1918-July 1919. Division engineer, Gulf Division, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1919-1920. Assistant chief of engrs., 1920-1921.
Commandant Engineer School, Camp Humphreys, Virginia, July-October 1921. Appointed chief of Air Service, October 1921, reapptd. October 1925; retired December 13, 1927.
Appointed Public Utilities Commissioner of District of Columbia, June 1929, resigned as chairman September 1933.
Member: Legion of Honor (Commander). Order of St. Maurice and Lazarus (Commander). Order of British Empire (Knight Commander).
Crown of Belgium (Commander). Crown of Italy (Grand Officer). Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase, Engineers (Philadelphia).
Spouse Grace W. Cooley, November 11, 1902, Plainfield, N.