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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Hiero B. Herr

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Lancaster County, PA.​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., 1st Artillery, June 18, 1866.

Served in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Oct. 25, 1866, to Aug. 25, 1867; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31, 1867, to Aug. 28, 1869; and on leave of absence, Aug. 28,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Feb. 17, 1868)

1869, to May 15, 1870.

Resigned, May 15, 1870.

Civil History. — Professor of Engineering, Mathematics, and Astronomy, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., 1869‑74. Engaged in Silver Mining in Colorado, 1874‑78. Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, 1878‑83. In charge of the Department of Civil Engineering in the University of California, 1883‑84. Contractor for Construction of Public Works, Chicago, Ill., since 1884.

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

Civil History. — Engineer and contractor. — Member of American Institute of Mining Engineers. — Member of Western Society of Engineers. — Post-office address, Chicago, Ill.

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

Civil History. — Engineer and contractor, 1884 to 1899. — Member of American Institute of Mining Engineers since 1876. — Member of Western Society of Engineers since 1882. — Consulting Mining Engineer since 1900. — Member American Association for the Advancement of Science since 1901. — Member National Geographic Society since 1903. — Post-office address, Chicago, Ill.

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

(Hiero Benjamin Herr, Born Nov. 12, 1842.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Feb. 17, 1868.

Resigned, May 15, 1870.

Civil History. — Engineer and Contractor, 1884 to 1899; consulting Civil and Mining Engineer since 1900; member American Institute of Mining Engineers since 1876; Honorary Member Western Society of Engineers and of the Chicago Engineers' Club; member American Association for the Advancement of Science since 1901; member National Geographic Society since 1903; member National Security League since 1916; resided at Evanston, Ill.

Died, Sept. 3, 1920, at Dillsburg, Pa.: Aged 77.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.º

Buried, Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Herr's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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