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United States District Engineer

William D. A. ANDERSON, United States District Engineer. Member of Phi Beta Kappa; Aztec Society; American Military Engineers; National Geographic Society.


ANDERSON, William D. A. was born on January 6, 1881 in Lexington, Virginia, United States. Son of William Alexander and Mary Louisa (Blair) Anderson.


Wash, and Lee University. United States Military Academy. Army Engineer School.

Army War College.


Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 1904-1906. Captain, 1912, Major, 1916, Lieutenant Colonel, 1927. Assistant, to Chief Engineer, Army of Pacification, 1907-1908.

Assistant, to Engineer Commissioner, Washington, District of Columbia, 1914-1915. Post commander, department, and district engnr., Panama Canal Zone, 1915-1918. Division Engineer, 18 Division Engineer, 18 Division, and C.O. 218 Engineers, 1918-1919.

District Engineer, Montgomery, Alabama, 1919. C.O. and Division Engineer, 5 Division and C.O. 7 Engineers, 1919-1920. Consulting Engineer, New York Transit Commission, New York.O., 1921-1922.

Commanding Second Regiment of Engineers, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1922-1924. Assistant Commandant, United States Engineer School, Fort Humphreys, Virginia, 1923-1928. United States District Engineer, Mobile, Alabama, since 1928.


Member of Phi Beta Kappa. Aztec Society; American Military Engineers. National Geographic Society.


Spouse Maude Brown, August 24, 1905, Carrollton, Georgia.