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army officer

Wirt Robinson, American army officer.

Background

Robinson, Wirt was born on October 16, 1864 in Buckingham Company, Virginia, United States. Son of William Russell and Evelyn (Cabell) Robinson.

Education

Student Richmond (Virginia) College, 1879-1882. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1887.

Career

Byrd. Commissioned Second lieutenant 4th Artillery, June 12, 1887. First lieutenant, August, 1893. Captain assistant quartermaster, June 20, 1898.

Translations to Coast Artillery Corps, February 2, 1901. Major, January 25, 1907. Lieutenant colonel, April 1, 1911.

Colonel and professor United States Military Academy, since 1911. Instructor French and Spanish, United States Military Academy, 1891-1892. Professor military science, Harvard, 1894-1898.

Assistant professor modern langs., United States Military Academy, 1899-1903. Head Department of Chemistry and Explosives, School of Submarine Defense, Fort Totten, New York, 1904-1906. Assistant professor of chemistry, United States Military Academy, 1906-1911, professor and head of department, since 1911.

Author: A Flying Trip to the Tropics, 1896. Elements of Electricity, 1914. Exploring and collecting trips to various points in Colombia, Venezuela, Central America and West Indies.

Home: West Point, New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Flying Trip to the Tropics, 1896. Elements of Electricity, 1914. Exploring and collecting trips to various points in Colombia, Venezuela, Central America and West Indies.

Connections

Married Alice Phinney, April.; married second, Nancy Hinman Henderson, April 22, 1920. Children: Alice Evelyn Rose (deceased), Wirt Russell.

father:
William Russell Robinson

mother:
Evelyn (Cabell) Robinson

spouses:
Nancy Hinman Henderson

Alice Phinney

children:
Wirt Russell Robinson

Alice Evelyn Rose Robinson (deceased)