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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1882

Vol. III
p356
2933

(Born La.)

Oscar T. Crosby

(Ap'd Mis.)

2

Born in Ponchatoula, LA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1878 to June 13, 1882, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 13, 1882.

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 23, 1882.

Served: with Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., Sep. 30,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 3, 1883)

1882, to Oct. 31, 1884; on sick leave of absence, Mar. 27 to May 27, 1884; as Assistant to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Turtle, Nov. 20, 1884, to Feb. 12, 1885, and to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Heuer, Feb. 12, 1885, to Oct. 22, 1887; and on leave of absence, Apr. 23 to Oct. 22, 1887.

Resigned, Oct. 22, 1887.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
p354
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — President of Electric Lighting and Railway Companies, Washington, D. C. — General Manager, Railway Department General Electric Company, until he resigned in 1894. — Since that time he has been engaged in the establishment and management of various Electric Railway and Lighting Companies, and is President of several such organizations in Washington, D. C. — Joint author with Dr. L. Bell, of Crosby and Bell, Electric Railway in Theory and Practice. — Also author of several technical papers.

Vol. V
p330
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Made explorations in Africa in 1899 and Central Asia in 1903; Author of Tibet and Turkestan and several papers on geographical subjects. — Residence, Warrenton, Va.

Vol. VI
p330
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Oscar Terry Crosby, Born April 21, 1861.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 3, 1883,

Resigned, Oct. 22, 1887

 p331  Civil History. — General Superintendent, Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Co.; later General Manager, Railway Department, General Electric Co., to 1894; then engaged in electric construction and operation with White-Crosby Co.; then at Washington, D. C., President of Electric Light and Railway Companies; made explorations in Africa in 1899 and in Central Asia in 1903; in Borneo in 1914; (for African explorations was made Fellow Royal Geographical Society); Director, Commission for the Relief of Belgium, March to November, 1915;

(Major of Engineers, Reserve Corps, April, 1917)

appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury of the U. S., April 15, 1917; in Europe, President of Inter-Ally Council on War Purchase and Finance, November, 1917, to March, 1919; joint author with Dr. L. Bell of Electric Railway in Theory and Practice; author of Tibet and Turkestan (1904); author of International War, Its Causes and Its Cure, London, March, 1919; author of Strikes — When to Strike, How to Strike. Degree of LL. D. conferred by George Washington University.

Address: Warrenton, Va.

Vol. VII
p186
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History. —

First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, July 3, 1883.

Resigned, Oct. 22, 1887.

Major of Engineers, Reserve Corps, Apr., 1917.

Civil History. — General Supt., Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Co.; later General Mgr., Railway Dept., General Electric Co. to 1894; then engaged in electric construction and operation with White-Crosby Co.; then at Washington, D. C., President of Electric Light and Railway Companies; made explorations in Africa in 1899 and in Central Asia in 1903; in Borneo in 1914; (for African explorations was made Fellow Royal Geographical Society); Director, Commission for the Relief of Belgium, Mar. to Nov., 1915; appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury of the U. S., Apr. 15, 1917; in Europe, President of Inter-Ally Council on War Purchase and Finance, Nov. 1917, to Mar. 1919; joint author with Dr. Bell of "Electric Railway in Theory and Practice;" author of "Tibet and Turkestan;" "International War, Its Causes and Its Cure;" "Strikes, When to Strike, How to Strike;" Degree of LL. D. conferred by George Washington University.

Address: Warrenton, Va.

Vol. VIII
p63
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

1st Lt. C. E., July 3, 1883.

Resigned, Oct. 22, 1887.

Vol. IX
p45
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

1st Lt CE 3 Jul 1883.

Resd 22 Oct 1887.

Died Jan. 2, 1947, at Warrenton, Va.: Aged 85.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º


Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Crosby's birthplace is from his memorial article at West Point Association of Graduates.


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