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Thomas B. Larkin, American army officer. Member American Society Civil Engineers, Society Military Engineers.


Larkin, Thomas B. was born on December 15, 1890 in Louisburg, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Thomas and Dorothy (Donders) Larkin.


Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Gonzaga U., Spokane, 1910., honorary Doctor of Science, 1936. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1915. Graduate Engineer School, 1916, Army Industrial College, 1927, Command and General staff schedul, 1929, Army War College, 1938, Naval War College, 1939.


Commissioned Second lieutenant Engineers Corps, 1915. Promoted through grades to Lieutenant general, 1949. On Mexican campaign, 1916-1917.

Overseas, 1917-1919; with Office Chief of Engineers, Washington, 1920-1921. Assistant military attache, Tokyo, 1921-1923. Assistant district engineer, Pittsburgh, 1923-1925.

With Office Chief Engineers, 1925-1928. Assistant district engineer and engineer, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1929-1933. In charge Fort Peck Project, Montana, 1933-1937.

In charge 3d Locks Project, Panama Canal, 1939-1942. Chief engineer and chief of staff, Services of Supply, 1942-1943. Commanding general Services of Supply and Communications Zone, N. Africa, 1943-1944.

Commissioned headquarters, deputy commander and chief of staff, Communications Zone, European Theatre of Operations 1943-1944. Commanding general, 2d Service Commanded, governments Isl., New York, 1945-1946. Q.M.G., rank of Major General.

Director logistics div., General Staff, Department Army, 1949-1952, retired, 1952. Made economics survey Dominican Republic, 1953. Assistant in economics survey West Berlin, 1953.

Consultant to assistant secretary defense on facilities assistance progress, Europe and Near East, 1953-1960. Director mutual weapons development team Department Defense, 1955-1960. Project director transportation survey Argentine Government-World Bank, 1960-1962.

Consultant Blauvelt Engineering Company. New York City, 1962, Colfax Chemical Company, California, 1962-1968.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to engineering journals.


Member American Society Civil Engineers, Society Military Engineers. Clubs: Chevy Chase.


Married Mary Regina Irwin, April 16, 1917. Children: Thomas B., Elizabeth Barbour, Harrison, Mary Virginia.

Thomas Larkin

Dorothy (Donders) Larkin

Mary Regina Irwin

Thomas B. Larkin

Elizabeth Barbour Larkin

Harrison Larkin

Mary Virginia Larkin