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army officer

Richard Coke Marshall, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, February 13, 1919, “for exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service” in construction division of army. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Kappa Alpha.

Background

Marshall, Richard Coke was born on March 13, 1879 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Son of Richard Coke and Kate (Wilson) Marshall.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Virginia Military Institute, 1898. Honorary graduate Artillery School, 1904.

Career

Commissioned captain 4th United States Infantry, Volumes, June 29, 1898. Honorary mustered out, June 8, 1899. Assistant professor mathematics, commandant cadets, Virginia Military Institute, 1899-1902.

Second in command Lieutenant Artillery Corps, United States of America, February 3, 1902. Promoted through grades in regular army to captain, 1908. Resigned June 1920; served in N.A. as major, lieutenant colonel, colonel and brigadier general.

General manager Associate General Contractors American, 1920-1928. President Sumner Sollitt Company, Chicago, since April 1928. Assigned as officer in charge of cantonment division, later construction division, February 18, 1918.

Was responsible for all building construction by War Department in the United States and insular possessions, involving an expenditure of more than $800,000,000, and employing over 400,000 mentor.

Membership

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Army and Navy, Metropolitan (Washington).

Connections

Married M. Louise Booker, October 28, 1903.

father:
Richard Coke Marshall

mother:
Kate (Wilson) Marshall

spouse:
M. Louise Booker