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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1882

Vol. III
p357
2934

(Born Io.)

Lansing Hoskinsº Beach

(Ap'd Io.)

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Born in Dubuque, IA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 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 30, 1882.

Served: with the Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1882, to Oct. 31, 1884, and temporarily with Company at West Point, N. Y., Aug. 3 to Sep. 1, 1883, July 1 to Sep. 1, 1884, and June 15

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, January 10, 1884)

to Nov. 28, 1885; as Assistant to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Mansfield, Nov. 30, 1884, to June 6, 1885; as Member of Commission to run and mark the boundary line between a portion of the Indian Territory and the State of Texas, Sep. 24, 1885, and Disbursing Officer of the Commission, Feb. 18, 1886, to Nov. 7, 1888; and Assistant to Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Merrill, Dec. 1, 1885, to Aug. 16, 1886, and Dec. 6, 1886, to Aug. 26, 1889, and temporarily in charge of Lieut.‑Colonel Merrill's duties, Aug. 16 to Dec. 6, 1886, and June 25 to Aug. 26, 1889; acting for and instead of Lieut.‑Colonel Merrill in connection with transfer to the United States of the Muskingum River Improvement, Sep. 30 to Dec. 6, 1886; as Recorder of Board on project for Lock and Dam No. 6, Kentucky River, Feb. 10‑26, 1887; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Civil and Military Engineering, since Aug. 28, 1889; and as Member of Board to consider and prepare general regulations concerning erection of bridges over the Muskingum River, O., Sep. 21, 1887.

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

Military History. — Served: At U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as instructor in Department of Civil and Military Engineering, to Aug. 17, 1893. — At Galveston, Tex., upon river and harbor work,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 4, 1894)

to Nov. 6, 1894. — at Washington, D. C., as Assistant to the Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia to May 31, 1898. — Engineer Commission of the District of Columbia, June 1, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p331
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia, June 1, 1898 to Nov. 1, 1901; at Detroit, Mich., in charge of river and harbor work and the Eleventh Lighthouse District, Nov. 2, 1901 to Aug. 17, 1905.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 20, 1903)

— At Fort Leavenworth, Kas.; Instructor of Engineering at the Army Staff College and Infantry and Cavalry School, Aug. 19, 1905 to Aug. 23, 1907; also Assistant Commandant of the College and School, Nov. 1, 1906 to Aug. 23, 1907; at Jacksonville, Fla., in charge of river and harbor and fortification work, Aug. 26, 1907 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 28, 1908)

Vol. VI
p331
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born June 18, 1860.)

Military History. —

Major, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 20, 1903

At Jacksonville, Fla., in charge of river, harbor and fortification work, Aug. 26, 1907, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 28, 1908)

Aug. 3, 1908; at New Orleans, La., in charge of river and harbor work and Division Engineer, Gulf Division, Aug. 4, 1908, to Aug. 18, 1912; sent abroad by Government to investigate conditions of navigation in Europe, June‑October, 1911; at Baltimore, Md., in charge of river and harbor work, member of Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, Aug. 20, 1912, to

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1913)

July 31, 1915; (Commissioner, Mississippi River Commission, June 5, 1913); at Cincinnati, Ohio, Division Engineer, Central Division, Aug. 1, 1915, to

(Major-General and Chief of Engineers, Jan. 9, 1920)

Feb. 9, 1920; at Washington, D. C., Chief of Engineers, U. S. A., Feb. 10, 1920 to ––––

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

Military History. —

Major-General and Chief of Engineers, Jan. 9, 1920.

At Washington, D. C., Chief of Engineers, U. S. A., Feb. 10, 1920, to June 18, 1924.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 18, 1924,
By Operation of Law.

 p187  Civil History. — Served as consulting engineer or in an advisory capacity for various municipalities and business interests in this country and Mexico since retirement. President of the American Society of Military Engineers; Member on the part of the United States of the International Water Commission, United States and Mexico, 1925 to 1930.

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

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., June 18, 1924.

Civil History: — Advisory Engineer to the Los Angeles Harbor Board, Oct., 1924 to June, 1925. Served as Consulting Engineer on various river and harbor projects in the United States and other countries, Sept., 1924, to Feb., 1934; Member of the Board of Engineers appointed by the City of Los Angeles to determine the cause of the failure of the St. Francis Dam, a part of the city's water supply system, Mar. and Apr., 1928.

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

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 18 Jun 24.

Died April 2, 1945, at Pasadena, Calif.: Aged 84.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

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


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