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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III
p343
2883

(Born N. Y.)

James Gooldº Warren

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Born Buffalo, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1877, to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 11, 1881.

Served: with the Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y.,

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Apr. 5, 1882)

Sep. 30, 1881, to Aug. 8, 1884, — on detached service at Creedmoor,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 26, 1883)

N. Y., Sep. 17‑28, 1883; as Assistant to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.King, Aug. 13, 1884, to Aug. 19, 1885; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Civil and Military Engineering, Aug. 28, 1885, to Aug. 28, 1886, — and as Assistant Instructor of Practical Military Engineering, and on duty with Engineer Company, and in charge of Post Schools, Jan. 15, 1886, to Dec. 3, 1887; with the Battalion of Engineers and on various Staff duties at Willet's Point, N. Y., since Dec. 6, 1887; and as Inspector of Small Arms Practice, Battalion of Engineers, since Dec. 17, 1887.

Vol. IV
p339
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: With Battalion of Engineers and on various Staff duties at Willets Point, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1887 to Aug. 12, 1891, and as Inspector of Small-Arms Practice, Battalion of Engineers, Dec. 17, 1887 to Aug. 17, 1891; Inspector Encampment Pennsylvania National Guard at Mount Gretna, Pa., July 18‑21, 1890; Assistant in local charge construction of fortifications southern entrance to New York Harbor, Aug. 12, 1891 to Dec. 27, 1893. — Member Board of Engineer Officers to test gun‑lift mechanism at Sandy Hook, N. J., Sept. 20–Dec. 15, 1892. — Secretary and Disbursing Officer of the Mississippi River

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, April 12, 1894)

Commission, Jan. 1 to May 10, 1894; Louisville, Ky., in charge of various works of internal improvement, June 13, 1894 to Aug. 15, 1898. — Member Board of Engineer Officers on lift-lock at Colbert Shoals, Tennessee River, May‑June, 1897; on bridge across Ohio River at Marietta, O., Dec., 1897; on harbor lines at Wheeling, W. Va., June‑Nov., 1898; at Milwaukee, Wis., since Aug. 16, 1898, in charge of various works of river and harbor improvement. — Engineer 9th Lighthouse  p340 District, since Oct. 18, 1898. — Member Board of Engineers on harbor lines at West Superior, Wis., Nov. 23–Dec. 13, 1898.

Vol. V
p316
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: As member of Board of Engineer Officers to consider and report upon plans and estimates for Lock and Dam No. 2, Mississippi River, between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 27, 1899; on bridge across Rainy River, Minn., May 18, 1900; to consider and revise plans for two locks and dams for Mississippi River, between St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn., April 9, 1901.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, May 3, 1901)

— On line through Cecil's Slough, Illinois, and Mississippi Canal, May 22, 1901; on improvement of Connecticut River, between Hartford, Conn. and Holyoke, Mass., July 29, 1902; on harbor line at Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 31, 1903; on modification of notice of War Department requiring certain alterations in bridge of Illinois Central Railway Co., over Chicago River, Jan. 30, 1904; on design for proposed movable dam at St. Mary's Falls Canal, Mich., Jan. 25, 1905; on improvement of Connecticut River between Hartford, Conn. and Holyoke, Mass., March 17, 1905; member of Board of Engineer Officers to assemble at Cincinnati, O., to consider and report on such matters as may be referred to it by the Chief of Engineers, March 17, 1905; on plans proposed for Dam 13, Ohio River, July 19, 1905; at Cincinnati, Ohio, since Aug. 2, 1905, in charge of various works of river and harbor improvement; Engineer 14th Lighthouse District, from Jan. 10 to Sept. 12, 1906; member of Mississippi River Commission, Aug. 14, 1906 to –––––; member of Board of Engineer Officers on harbor lines at Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1905; on proposed Detroit River Tunnel, Jan. 5, 1906; on bridge across Ohio River, between Bellaire, Ohio and Benwood, W. Va., and on bridge across channel of Ohio River, between Wheeling Island and the Ohio shore, Feb. 13, 1906; on Dam No. 13, Ohio River, May 11, 1906; on plans for Lock No. 1, Mississippi River, July 17, 1906; on plans for bridge across Ohio River at Parkersburg, W. Va., Sept. 13, 1906; on Duluth Harbor and entrance thereto, March 9, 1907; on car ferry across Ohio River at Portsmouth, Ohio, May 15, 1907; on plans and location of proposed bridge across Ohio River at Beaver, Pa., Aug. 27, 1907.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Nov. 15, 1907)

— On bridge across Ohio River at Parkersburg, W. Va., March 19, 1908, to examine the Mississippi River and report, a prescribed in River and Harbor Act of March 2, 1907; April 25, 1908, to consider plans for the construction of Dam No. 1, Mississippi River, and to recommend most suitable type or types for the locality, Oct. 8, 1908; temporary charge of various works of river and harbor improvement, at Louisville, Ky.; Division Engineer, Central Division, since Oct. 5, 1909; member of Board of Engineer Officers to consider and report on plans for bridge across Ohio River, at Huntington, W. Va.; for further consideration of plans for bridge across Ohio River, between Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, Ind., March 4, 1910; on plans for bridge across Ohio River at or near Metropolis, Ill., April 11, 1910.

Vol. VI
p309
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Sept. 12, 1858)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Nov. 15, 1907

At Buffalo, N. Y., from July 22, 1910; in charge of River and Harbor Improvements; Member of Mississippi River Commission to Nov. 22, 1919, (acting President, June 8 to July 9, 1917); senior member of several Boards of Officers of the Corps of Engineers;

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1912)

Division Engineer, Lakes Division, from August, 1912; under Joint Resolution of Congress, 1917‑1919, in charge of Investigation of Diversion of Water from Great Lakes and Niagara River, N. Y.; of Diversion of Water from Niagara River for power purposes and of construction for development of additional water power, Niagara Falls, N. Y., from May 22, 1918;

Vol. VII
p175
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1912.

At Buffalo, N. Y., Division Engineer, Lakes Division, from Aug., 1912, in charge of Investigation of Diversion of Water from Great Lakes and Niagara River under Joint Resolution of Congress, 1917‑1919, and of Diversion of Water from Niagara River for power purposes and of construction for development of additional power, Niagara Falls, May 22, 1918, to Sept. 5, 1922. Also in charge Buffalo District, 1917‑1919, and of Cleveland District for part of 1917.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 12, 1922,
By Operation of Law.

Civil History: — Consulting Engineer to the Niagara Falls Power Co., May 1, 1923 to ––––

Vol. VIII
p61
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col Ret, Sept. 12, 1922.

Civil History: — Consulting Engineer to the Niagara Falls Power Co., May 1, 1923 to 1937.

Died, Nov. 2, 1937, at Buffalo, N. Y.: Aged 79.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1938.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Warren's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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