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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1889

Vol. III
p426
3297

(Born Mis.)

Ben Johnson

(Ap'd Mis.)

16

Born Apr. 22, 1866, near Chatham, MS.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1885, to June 12, 1889, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 12, 1889.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Aug. 9, 1889.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1889.

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

Vol. IV
p478
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown, — residence, Vicksburg, Mis.

Vol. V
p433
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Beaumont, Texas.

Vol. VI
p516
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born April 22, 1866.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Aug. 9, 1889.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1889.

Civil History. — Practiced engineering in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, 1889 to 1903; operated copper mines and smelters in New Mexico; took charge of excavation of the Metachin Cut and of the Mindi Approach to the Panama Canal, 1907; superintendent of excavation and concrete construction of the Gatun Locks, Panama Canal, 1909; upon completion of this work, returned to U. S. and, as contractor, undertook reclamation work in the Everglades of Florida.

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Vice-President Florida Engineering Society.

Address: West Palm Beach, Fla.

Vol. VII
p284
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, 1st Artillery, Aug. 9, 1889.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1889.

Civil History: — Practiced engineering in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, 1889 to 1903; operated copper mines and smelters in New Mexico; took charge of excavation of the Metachin Cut and of the Mindi Approach to the Panama Canal, 1907; superintendent of excavation and concrete construction of the Gatun Locks, Panama Canal, 1909; upon completion of this work, returned to U. S. and, as contractor, undertook reclamation work in the Everglades of Florida.

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Vice-President Florida Engineering Society.

Address: Sellers, La.

Vol. VIII
p78
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

2d Lt., 1st Art., Aug. 9, 1889.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1889.

Died, May 5, 1940, at Greenville, Miss.: Aged 74.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1940, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, MS.


Thayer's Note:

a Ben Johnson's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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