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Theodore Harwood Dillon, American army officer. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Dillon, Theodore Harwood was born on January 6, 1884 in Center Valley, Indiana, United States. Son of Lewis Finley and Eva May (Craven) Dillon.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1904.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 1904. Assistant to director of public works, Cuba, 1907-1908. Military surveys, Philippine Islands, 1909-1911.

In charge construction Dalles-Celilo Canal, Oregon, 1912-1914. Superintendent of Gatun Loeks and in charge Locks Division and electrical engineer, Panama Canal, 1915-1917. Commanding 37th Engineers and deputy chief engineer, 1st Army, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1918.

Technical adviser and deputy chief, War Damages Board, American Peace Commission, 1919. Professor electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1920-1924. Professor, Harvard Business School, 1925-1926.

Div. manager and assistant to president, United Fruit Company, 1927-1936. Director publications public relations, Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1939-1943. Recalled to active duty, United States Army, as colonel Question Manager Corps, 1941.

Advanced to brigadier general, February 5, 1942. Deputy chief, Transportation Division, War Department, 1942-1943. Inactive list since June 1943.

Principal Edgartown Schools, 1944-1947. Deputy chief Engineering Division, Atomic Energy Commission, 1948. Chairman Laboratory Construction Planning Board, A.E.C., Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1948-1949.

Received Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit.


Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Married Susan Elston Baxter, September 6, 1911.

Lewis Finley Dillon

Eva May (Craven) Dillon

Susan Elston Baxter