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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1933


(Born Mont.)

John Douglas Matheson​1

(Ap'd Mont.)


(Born Mar. 9, 1912.)

Military History. — Cadet U. S. M. A., July 1, 1929 to June 13, 1933, appointed

(2d Lt., C. E.)

At Ft. Humphreys, Va., 13th Engrs., Sept. 13, 1933 to May 13, 1935; at Berkeley, Calif., student off., U. of Calif., June 2, 1935 to

(1st Lt., C. E., June 13, 1936)

Aug. 9, 1936; at Ft. Belvoir, Va., student off., Engr. School, Co. Officers' Course, Sept. 1, 1936 to June 4, 1937; at St. Paul, Minn., Asst. to Dist. Engr., July 8, 1937 to Nov. 26, 1939; (student observer with Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, May 1, to Nov. 26, 1939); at Ft. Belvoir, Va., Asst. to Executive Off., Engr. Bd., Dec. 1, 1939, to ––––

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

Military History: — Ft Belvoir Va, Asst to ExO, Engr Bd, 1 Dec 39‑

(Capt AUS 9 Sep 40)

Nov 41; Cp Claiborne La, Adj, 711 Engr Ry Opns Bn, ‑Jun 42; Cp Crowder Mo, ExO, 345 EGSRegt, ‑

(Maj AUS 14 Aug 42)

21 Jan 43; Casablanca French Morocco, ExO, 345 EGSRegt, 20 Feb-11 Mar 43; CO, 345 EGSRegt, 12 Mar‑

(Lt Col AUS 18 Mar 43)

(Capt CE 13 Jun 43)

31 Aug 43; Naples, Piombino, Livorno, Italy, CO, 345 EGSRegt, 4 Oct 43‑

(Col AUS 17 Jul 44)


17 Apr 45; Naples, CO, 357 EGSRegt, 18 Apr-31 Aug 45; Engr Sect, Hq PBS, 1‑19 Sep 45; Ft Leavenworth Kan, Stu, 1 Comd Cl, C and GSS, 1 Oct 45–27 Feb 46; Carlisle Bks Pa, Stu Public Relations Cl AIS, 28 Feb-23 Apr 46; Washington DC, C Tng Sect OCE, 6 Jun 46‑

(Col AUS terminated 30 Jun 47)

(Maj CE 15 Jul 48)

31 May 49; George Washington U, Stu 1 Jun 49–31 May 50; West Point NY, Instr, Dept Math, 29 Jun 50‑​a

Son of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.John Roy Douglas Matheson, Class of 1909.

Died, Sept. 16, 1995, at Arlington, Va.: Aged 83.​b

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.John Roy Douglas Matheson, Class of 1909; grandson of Brig.‑Gen. Charles Field Mason, U. S. A.; Great-grandson of Brig.‑Gen. William Quinton, U. S. A.

Thayer's Notes:

a John Matheson 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. I have no information as to his subsequent career: if you can fill in the gap, please drop me a line, of course.

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b The date and place of John Matheson's death are from a placeholder page at the West Point Association of Graduates.

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