Clarence S. Ridley
|Clarence Self Ridley|
|7th Governor of the Panama Canal Zone|
|Preceded by||Julian Larcombe Schley|
|Succeeded by||Glen Edgar Edgerton|
June 22, 1883|
|Died||July 26, 1969
|Education||United States Military Academy|
Ridley was born in Corydon, Indiana on June 22, 1883 to Judge William Ridley. He graduated fourth in a class of 114 from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1905. He was commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1917, he was appointed senior military aide to President Wilson. He supervised construction of the Lincoln Memorial. He served as Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1936 to 1940.
- "Clarence Self Ridley". Panama Canal Authority. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
- "Col. Ridley Named Governor Of Canal. Succeeds Col. Julian L. Schley in Panama Post. Served as Maintenance Engineer". New York Times. August 26, 1936. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
Julian Larcombe Schley
|Governor of Panama Canal Zone
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