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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1888

Vol. III

(Born Ind.)

William V. Judson

(Ap'd Ind.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1884, to June 11, 1888, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 11, 1888.

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 23, 1888.

Served: with Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., since Sep. 30, 1888, and under instruction at the Engineer School of Application; on Special duty as Aide-de‑Camp to the President of the United States, Apr. 28 to May 2, 1889; and on detached service with First Brigade, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Aug. 5‑13, 1889, with view to giving instruction in field fortification.

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

(William Voorhees Judson)

Military History. — Served: At U. S. Engineer School, and with Battalion of Engineers, until March, 1891; on duty under the immediate orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.L. C. Overman and Lieutenant-Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. A. Smith, on Lake Erie, March, 1891 to Feb., 1893; on duty under orders of Lieutenant-Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.A. Mackenzie, on upper Mississippi River improvement, Feb., 1893

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 11, 1892)

to Nov., 1894; on duty under orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.A. M. Miller, improvement of Galveston Harbor, etc., Tex., Nov., 1894 to Feb., 1897; (Adjutant, Battalion of Engineers) and Post of Willets Point, N. Y., Feb., 1897 to July, 1898; Recorder, Board of Engineers, from July, 1898 to ––––

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898)

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

Military History. — Served: Recorder, Board of Engineers, from July, 1898 to July, 1899; Chief Engineer, Department of Porto Rico, and President of Public Works, Porto Rico, July, 1899 to Aug., 1900; in charge of river and harbor improvements and fortification construction, gulf coast and Alabama and Georgia, Aug., 1900 to Nov., 1901; Instructor U. S. Engineer School, member of River and Harbor Board, Chief Engineer, Department of the East, Assistant to the Chief of Engineers, etc., Nov., 1901 to March, 1904; Military Attache, U. S. Embassy, Russia, and with Russian Army in Russo-Japanese War, March, 1904 to July, 1905; in charge of harbor improvements, west shore of Lake Michigan, etc., Lighthouse Engineer, Lake Michigan, and member of various Boards, July, 1905 to –––––.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 2, 1906)

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

(William Voorhees Judson, Born Feb. 16, 1865.)

Military History. —

Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898.

 p488  In charge of harbor improvements, west shore of Lake Michigan; Lighthouse Engineer of Lake Michigan, and member of various Boards, July, 1905, to

(Major, Corps of Engineers, March 2, 1906)

1909; Engineer Commissioner, District of Columbia, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, March 2, 1912)

1913; Assistant Division Engineer, Panama Canal, 1913‑1914; at Chicago, Ill., in charge of harbor improvements, 1914‑16; Division Engineer, Eastern Division, River and Harbor and Fortification work, 1916 to

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917)

1917; Chief of Military Mission to Russia, 1917 to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

1918; at Camp Shelby, Miss.,º in command of 38th Division for four months, 1918; Executive Assistant to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Goethals, one month, 1918; commanding Port of Embarkation, New York, Sept. 3, 1918, to ––––


Distinguished Service Medal

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

Military History: —

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917.

Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

At New York City, commanding Port of Embarkation, Sept. 3, 1918, to Dec. 6, 1918, when he was relieved on account of sickness;

Returned to Grade of Colonel, Feb. 5, 1919.

with occasional intervals of rest, he was able to perform duties of Colonel of Engineers, to Aug. 31, 1922.

 p269  Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 31, 1922,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.


Distinguished Service Medal

"For specially meritorious and distinguished service while serving as Chief of the American Military Mission to Russia and Military Attaché to the American Embassy at Petrograd, Russia."

He patented and gave to the U. S. rights to use flotable, reinforced concrete caissons much used, and with great saving of expenditure, in breakwater construction, especially on the Great Lakes.

Died Mar. 29, 1923, at Winter Park, Fla.: Aged 58.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1924.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., (Posthumously), Mar. 29, 1923.
Act of June 21, 1930.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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