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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III

(Born Mis.)

Frank Soulé

(Ap'd Cal.)


Born Apr. 16, 1843, Woodville, MS.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1862, to June 18, 1866, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Ordnance, June 18, 1866.

Served: as Assistant Ordnance Officer, at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., Oct. 2, 1866, to Dec. 6, 1867; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery, Dec. 14, 1867, to Aug. 27, 1869, — and Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31, 1868, to Aug. 27, 1869; and on leave of absence, Aug. 27,º 1869, to Aug. 27, 1870.

Resigned, Aug. 27, 1870.

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics in the University of California, at Berkeley, Cal., Aug. 25,º 1869, to Aug. 1, 1872; and of Civil Engineering and Astronomy, since Aug. 1, 1872.

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

Civil History. — Professor of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Cal., from 1872 to –––––; Acting Professor of Military Science and Tactics, University of California, from Aug. 1, 1898 to ––––– (vice Lieut. S. E. Cloman,​b ordered to Manila).

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

Civil History. — Professor of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Cal., from 1872 to July 1, 1908. — Acting Professor Military Science and Tactics, University of California, from Aug. 1, 1898 to July 1, 1900, (vice Lieut. S. E. Cloman, ordered to Manila). — Head of Department Civil Engineering and Dean of College Civil Engineering, 1884‑1908. — Professor of Civil Engineering, Emeritus, July 1, 1908 (after 39 years' consecutive service as professor in University of California). — Consulting Engineer, under Governor George C. Perkins, upon the construction of the San Francisco Sea Wall. — Same, under Governor James Budd, for the Union Ferry foundations of San Francisco. — In charge of U. S. Irrigation Survey of the San Joaquin Valley and River, 1900. — Report of Irrigation Investigations in California, 1901 (see Bulletin No. 100, U. S. Department of Agriculture Experiment Station). — Report of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906 (see Report, Department Interior, U. S. Geological Survey, 1907). — Member of Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of California (seventh generation from George Soule). — Member of American Society Civil Engineers. — Member of Sigma Xi Society, Cal. — Member of Tau Delta Pi, Cal. — Member of Society of California Pioneers. — Honorary Member of Faculty Club, University of California. — Member of Association of West Point Graduates. — Organized and drilled the Corps of University Cadets, University of California, Sept. 1870 to June, 1872. — Took charge of same during war with Spain, Aug. 15, 1898, Aug. 1, 1900. — Commissioned by Governor William Irwin, of the State of California, Lieut.‑Colonel and Engineer Officer on the Staff of the Major-General commanding  p130 the National Guard of California, Jan. 21, 1876; served during two years. — Member of Engineering Commission appointed by Governor George C. Perkins to examine and report upon the San Francisco Sea Wall. — Appointed as engineering expert by Governor James Budd to examine and report upon the foundations of the Union Ferry Depot of San Francisco.

— Residence, Berkeley, Cal.

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

(Born Aug. 6, 1845.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., Ordnance Department, June 18, 1866.

Resigned, Aug. 27, 1870.

Civil History. — Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, University of California, since July 1, 1908, after thirty-nine years consecutive service as Professor.

Died, Feb. 14, 1913, at Berkeley, Cal.: Aged 67.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.

Thayer's Notes:

a Prof. Soulé's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Sic (and a bit further on); but I'm pretty certain that this is Lt. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sydney A. Clomanq.v.

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