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army officer

Thomas Quinn Ashburn, American army officer. Served in Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection and World War.


Ashburn, Thomas Quinn was born on November 17, 1874 in Batavia, Ohio, United States. Son of Allen Wright and Julia (Kennedy) Ashburn.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1897, Bachelor of Science, 1937. Graduate School of Submarine Defense, Fort Totten, New York, 1907.


1 son, Thomas Quinn. Commissioned add. Second lieutenant United States of America, June 11, 1897. Promoted through grades to colonel C.A.C., July 1, 1920.

Twice promoted by act of Congress to brigadier general, June 3, 1924. major general, February 28, 1927. Suggested Inland Waterways Corporation and Chairman of the Board and president until 1939. President Warrior River Terminal Company.


  • Other Work

    • Author: History of 324th Field Artillery, 1919. Waterways and Inland Seaports (government printing office), 1925. Technical Discussion Concerning Waterways (International Congress of Navigation, Brussels, Belgium), 1926.

      Annual Reports (government printing office). 1923-1936

    • Inland Waterway Transportation—A National Problem, 1933.


Served in Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection and World War.


Married Frances Marshall Fee.

Allen Wright Ashburn

Julia (Kennedy) Ashburn

Frances Marshall Fee