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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III

(Born Me.)

Eugene Griffin

(Ap'd Me.)


Born Oct. 13, 1855, Ellsworth, ME.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1871, to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 16, 1875.

Served: with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1875, to May 3, 1878 (Special Service at Baltimore, Md., July 31 to Aug. 17, 1877); as Assistant Engineer under the orders of Lieut. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wheeler on the Geographical Survey west of the 100th Meridian, May 27, 1878 (temporary duty with Engineer Battalion, May 18‑26, 1878), to Feb. 25, 1880, and on temporary duty with the General commanding the Division of the Atlantic, July 3, 1879, to Feb. 25, 1880, and Aug. 4 to

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 30, 1879)

Sep. 20, 1880; on duty with Engineer Battalion at Willets Point, N. Y., in various Staff capacities and commanding Company, Feb. 29, 1880, to July 17, 1883; under orders of Maj.‑Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hancock in connection with the Yorktown Centennial Celebration, Oct. 12‑14, 1881; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Civil and Military Engineering, Aug. 28, 1883, to July 30, 1885; as Aide-de‑Camp to Maj.‑Gen. Hancock, Aug. 2, 1885, to Feb. 9, 1886, and Engineer Officer of the Division of the Atlantic and Department of the East, Sep. 7, 1885, to May 29, 1886; as Assistant to the Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Sep. 16, 1886)

June 10, 1886, to Mar. 29, 1888; and on leave of absence, Apr. 6, 1888, to Oct. 5, 1889.

Resigned, Oct. 5, 1889.

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

Civil History. — 1st Vice-President General Electric Company. — General Manager, Railway Department, Thomson-Houston Electric Company, 1889. — 2d Vice-President Thomson-Houston Electric Company, 1891. — 1st Vice-President General Electric Company, 1892. — President Thomson-Houston International Electric Company, 1893. — Director Compagnie Française pour l'exploitation des procédés Thomson- p252 Houston (Paris), 1893. — Director British Thomson-Houston Company (London), 1894. — Member British Institute of Civil Engineers; member American Institute of Electrical Engineers; member American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Military History. —

(Colonel, 1st U. S. Volunteer Engineers, May 19, 1899)

Served: In command of regiment at Peekskill, N. Y., June 23. — En route to Puerto Rico, Aug. 5; in Puerto Rico, Aug. 15 to Nov. 18. — President of Military Commission in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Aug. 22 to Sept. 8, 1898. — Waiting orders in New York, Nov. 25, 1898 to Jan. 20, 1899.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 23, 1899)

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 3, 1899)

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

Civil History. — After being mustered out of the Volunteer Service, May 16, 1899, he returned to his duties, as given in Vol. IV.

Died April 11, 1907, at Schenectady, N. Y.: Aged 52.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Griffin's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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