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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III
p377
3022

(Born N. Y.)

James C. Sanford

(Ap'd N. Y.)

2

Born Palmyra, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1880, to June 15, 1884, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1884.

Served: with Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1884 (sick leave of absence, Aug. 10 to Oct. 10, 1885), to Feb. 12, 1886; as Assistant to Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Houston, Feb. 12, 1886, to Feb. 26, 1889;

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 12, 1886)

in temporary charge of works of River and Harbor Improvement in northeastern New Jersey, Jan. 5 to Apr. 13, 1888; on professional duty in Europe, since Feb. 27, 1889, and Military Attaché to the U. S. Legations at London, Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg, with station in London, March 11 to June 17, and at Berlin, since June 19, 1889.

Vol. IV
p385
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — On leave from Jan. to March 31, 1890. — Secretary, Missouri River Commission, March 31, 1890 to June 9, 1894, and Sept. 27, 1894 to July 29, 1896; in charge, under Mississippi River Commission, of improvement of 1st and 2d Districts, Mississippi River, June 10 to Sept. 26, 1894;

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 13, 1895)

in charge of improvement of Upper Missouri and Yellowstone rivers, Aug. 3, 1896 to Aug. 2, 1898, and Oct. 25, 1898 to –––––; of construction of military road from Fort Washakie to Jackson's Lake, Wyo., Aug. 3, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p353
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: On construction of military road from Fort Washakie to Jackson's Lake, Wyo., Aug. 3, 1898 to Feb. 3, 1899; in charge of improvement of Upper Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers, Aug. 3, 1896 to Aug. 2, 1898, and Oct. 28, 1898 to Oct. 17, 1899; on temporary duty in office of Chief of Engineers, Oct. 25, 1899 to Dec. 20, 1899; in charge of Charleston, S. C. Engineer District and Engineer, 6th Lighthouse District, Jan. 1, 1900 to 1903; in charge of construction of sea‑going, self-propelling suction dredges, July, 1900 to May 5, 1908; in charge of Philadelphia, Pa. Engineer District, May 11, 1903 to May 5, 1908; Engineer Lighthouse District No. 4; May 11, 1903 to May 10, 1906; in temporary charge of Wilmington, Del., Engineer District, April 11, 1903 to May 31, 1904.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 22, 1904)

— Official Delegate of the United States to the 10th International Congress of Navigation at Milan, Italy, Sept., 1905; Official Delegate of the United States to the 11th International Congress of Navigation at St. Petersburg, Russia, May and June, 1908; member Permanent International Commission of Navigation Congresses, Nov. 3, 1903 to date.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, July 6, 1908)

— In charge of Newport, R. I., Engineer District, Oct. 6, 1908 to date; member Board of Engineer Officers to make continuous survey for inland waterway from Boston, Mass. to Beaufort, N. C., March 8, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p372
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(James Clark Sanford, Born Sept. 26, 1859)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, July 6, 1908

At Newport, R. I., in charge of Engineer District, Oct. 6, 1908, to April 22, 1911; member of Board of Engineers to make continuous survey for inland waterway from Boston, Mass., to Beaufort, N. C., March 8, 1909, to Oct. 4, 1911; in charge of preparations for Twelfth International Congress of Navigation, General Secretary of this Congress, and closing accounts of same, December, 1910, to Oct. 31, 1912; in charge of U. S. Lake Survey, Nov. 1, 1912, to

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, March 21, 1914)

July 1, 1915; (in charge of Grand Rapids, Mich., Engineer District, Nov. 1, 1912, to June, 1914); at New Orleans, La., Division Engineer, Gulf Division, July 3, 1915, to ––––

Vol. VII
p209
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1914.

At New Orleans, La., Division Engineer, Gulf Division, July 3, 1915, to June 2, 1919; (in charge New Orleans Engineer District, June 1 to Nov. 21, 1917; in temporary charge of Dallas, Tex., Engineer District, Sept. 12 to Nov., 1917; in temporary charge of Galveston, Tex., Engineer District, Sept. 13 to Nov., 1917); at New York City, Division Engineer, Northeast Division, in charge of 2nd New York and Porto Rico Engineer Districts, June 7, 1919, to Aug. 31, 1919; Division Engineer, Eastern Division, Sept. 1, 1919, to May 19, 1920, (in charge Baltimore Engineer District, Oct., 1919, to Apr. 30, 1920); at New York City, Division Engineer, Northeast Division, Apr. 16, 1920, to July 20, 1922; (in charge of 2nd New York and Porto Rico Engineer Districts, Apr. 16, 1920, to Dec. 21, 1921).

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 31, 1922,
At His Own Request, After Over 42 Years' Service.

While abroad on leave of absence and crossing the Mediterranean from Tunis to Marseilles, he

Died, Dec. 25, 1926, at Sea: Aged 67.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1930.


Thayer's Note:

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


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