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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1904

Vol. V

(Born Ind.)

Theodore H. Dillon​1

(Ap'd Ind.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 19, 1900 to June 15, 1904, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers)

— Service unknown, no information having been received.

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sept. 26, 1906)

— Graduate of Engineer School, 1907.

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

(Theodore Harwood Dillon, Born Jan. 6, 1883.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sept. 26, 1906.

In Philippines, Assistant to Officer in Charge of Military Mapping, Philippines Division, November, 1909, to

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1911)

March, 1912; returned to U. S., April, 1912; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., commanding company, April, 1912, to February, 1913; at Galveston, Texas, to April 26, 1913; in charge of construction of Dalles-Celilo Canal, Oregon, and of roads in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, May, 1913, to April, 1915; in Panama Canal Zone, Superintendent of Gatun Locks and Electrical Engineer, Panama Canal, May, 1915, to

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

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 5, 1917)

(Colonel of Engineers, National Army, Feb. 1, 1918)

February, 1918; at Fort Myer, Va., organized and commanded 37th Engineers, (Electrical and Mechanical Regiment), February to June, 1918; sailed for France with Regiment, June 30; arrived at Neufchateau (Vosges), July 14; Assistant Chief Engineer, 1st Army, and commanded 37th Engineers at La Ferte and during St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives, to Dec. 7, 1918; Deputy Chief of War Damage Board, evaluating War Damages in England, France, Belgium, Italy, Servia, Roumania and Greece, and on duty with American Peace Commission, December, 1918, to July 31, 1919; Member of the Central Geographical Commission of the Peace Conference; Member of sub‑committee of the Interim Reparation Commission; returned from France Aug. 13, 1919; at Boston, Mass., in U. S. Engineer Office, September, 1919.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1919.

Civil History. — At Cambridge, Mass., Professor of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in charge of Departments of "Electric Railways" and "Power Transmission."

Address: Mass. Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

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

Military History: —

Major, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917.

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, National Army, Feb. 1, 1918.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1919.


Distinguished Service Medal.

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services as assistant chief engineer, First Army, a position of great responsibility. During the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne operations he administered the first engineer troops and the organization, plans, and the field work of the Engineer Plans, Operations, and Information Section and other engineer enterprises conducted in the First Army. By his energy and keen application he rendered services of much worth."

Civil History: — At Cambridge, Mass., Professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in charge of Departments of "Electric Railways" and "Power Transmission," 1919 to 1923; Professor of Public Utility Management at Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1924 to 1925; Division Manager and Assistant to President, United Fruit Company, 1926, to ––––

Address: United Fruit Co., 1 Federal St., Boston, Mass.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj. C. E., May 15, 1917.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1919.

Civil History: — Division Manager and Asst. to Pres., United Fruit Co., 1926 to 1936; Mining Operations, Colombia, S. A., 1936‑38; Director of Public Relations Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1939, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Maj CE 15 May 17.

Resd 30 Sep 19.

Col Engr ORC 1 Jan 20–1 Jun 49;

AD, C Trans Div, OQMG, 21 Mar 41–

(Brig Gen AUS Feb 42)

9 Mar 42; Dpty C TC,


–5 Jun 43.

Inactive List 5 Jun 43.

(Brig Gen AUS Ret 1 Jun 49)

Civil History: — Dir, Publications and Public Relations, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 39‑43; Tech Asst to Chrm, NDRC, 40‑41; Principal, Edgartown Schools, 44‑47; Dpty Dir Engr Div AEC, 48–Apr 49; Mgmt Consultant, — Edgartown Mass

Died Jul. 10, 1961, at St. Petersburg, FL: Aged 78.​a

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Dillon died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the WPAOG memorial article.

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