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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1891

Vol. IV
p523
3429

(Born Me.)

Albert B. Donworth

(Ap'd Me.)

45

Born Machias, ME.a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 16, 1887 to June 12, 1891, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 14th Infantry, June 12, 1891)

Served: Joined at Vancouver Barracks, Wash. — On duty in the Department of the Columbia to Sept., 1897. — On detached service several months, as regimental recruiting officer and as topographical officer. — At the Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from Sept., 1897 until the outbreak of the Spanish-American war.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 7th Infantry, April 6, 1898)

— Joined at Chickamauga Park, Ga. — At Fort Wayne, Mich., with 7th Infantry, to Jan., 1899. — In command of Camp Bacon, Walker, Min., and company, from Jan. to July, 1899. — On leave of absence until he

Resigned, Sept. 9, 1899.

— Appointed

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, Nov. 29, 1899 — Declined)

Civil History. — Lawyer, Machias, Me.

Vol. V
p473
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Has engaged in a large and extensive practice and made a specialty of commercial and corporation law; at the Law Court, in Dec., 1906, he argued the Taylor tax case, and the judgment for his clients settled the law of the state in regard to taxing money at interest; he is local representative for the principal commercial law associations of the country; member of Sons of Revolution.

Vol. VI
p600
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Albert Bernard Donworth, Born April 11, 1867.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 7th Infantry, April 6, 1898.

Resigned, Sept. 9, 1899.

Civil History. — At Caribou, Me., engaged in extensive practice of law, making a specialty of commercial and corporation law; local representative for the principal commercial law associations of the country; in December, 1906, argued the Taylor Tax Case and the judgment for his client settled the law of the State of Maine regarding taxing money at interest; member and chairman of Board of Health, 1912‑1915; Treasurer, Building Committee, Carnegie Public Library, 1912; at present, Chairman of Trustees of same Library; Director of Caribou Sewer and Drainage Co. since 1915; Permanent Member of Legal Advisory Board, 1917‑1918, receiving in February, 1919, an official letter of thanks for his services on this Board; Field Examiner, 1918; Member of Sons of the Revolution; Past Regent of the Royal Arcanum; author of "Gymnasium Training in the Army," in Military Service Institute for 1897; of "Benefits of the Commercial Law League," published in the American Legal News, 1908.

Address, Caribou, Maine.

Vol. VII
p328
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

First Lieutenant, 7th Infantry, Apr. 6, 1898.

Resigned, Sept. 9, 1899.

Civil History. — At Caribou, Me., engaged in extensive practice of law, making a specialty of commercial and corporation law; local representative for the principal commercial law associations of the country; in December, 1906, argued the Taylor Tax Case and the judgment for his client settled the law of the State of Maine regarding taxing money at interest; member and chairman of Board of Health, 1912‑1915; Treasurer, Building Committee, Carnegie Public Library, 1912; p329at present, Chairman of Trustees of same Library; Director of Caribou Sewer and Drainage Co. since 1915; Permanent Member of Legal Advisory Board, 1917‑1918, receiving in February, 1919, an official letter of thanks for his services on this Board; Field Examiner, 1918; Member of Sons of the Revolution; Past Regent of the Royal Arcanum; author of "Gymnasium Training in the Army," in Military Service Institute for 1897; of "Benefits of the Commercial Law League," published in the American Legal News, 1908.

Address: Houlton, Maine.

Vol. VIII
p85
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

1st Lt., 7th Inf., Apr. 6, 1898.

Resigned, Sept. 9, 1899.

Civil History: — Counsellor at law; in 1931 engaged in settlement of some large estates at Houlton, Me.; in 1932 was delegate to the International Congress of Comparative Law at the Hague, Holland. In 1934 visited Iceland, Norway, Russia and Finland; in 1937 South America. Chairman of Republican Congressional Committee, third Maine district, since 1936. Judge Advocate of United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Maine since 1938. Author of book "The Reason Why Columbus Sailed", published in 1939.

Vol. IX
p57
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

1 Lt 7 Inf 6 Apr 1898.

Resd 9 Sep 1899

Civil History: — Judge Advocate of United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Maine since 38. Author of book "Gravitation and Atomic Bomb," published in 48. Sackett Point Road, North Haven Conn

Died Feb. 27, 1955, New Haven, Ct.: Aged 87.b

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven, CT.


Thayer's Notes:

a Lt. Donworth's birthplace is from his WPAOG obituary.

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b Lt. Donworth's date and place of death are from his WPAOG obituary.


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