Edward Murphy Markham
|Edward Murphy Markham|
Major General Edward Murphy Markham, Chief of Engineers 1933–1937
July 6, 1877|
Troy, New York
|Died||September 14, 1950
|Place of burial||West Point|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1899 – 1938|
|Commands held||Commandant of the Army Engineer School
Chief of Engineers
|Other work||New York Public Works Commissioner
Markham served five years with the 2d Battalion of Engineers, including two years in the Philippines and eight months in Cuba, engaging in military mapping and road and bridge construction. He was Memphis District Engineer (1912–16) and Professor of Practical Military Engineering at the Military Academy. He served in France during World War I as Deputy Director, Division of Light Railways and Roads (1918), and in Germany as Chief Engineer, Third Army (1919). After returning to the United States, he was Detroit District Engineer (1919–25) and Commandant of the Army Engineer School, Fort Humphreys, Virginia. He then served as Great Lakes Division Engineer. After serving as Chief of Engineers, he made a special military survey in the Hawaiian Islands. General Markham retired February 28, 1938.
Markham was New York Public Works Commissioner in 1938 and President, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, in Chicago from 1938 to 1945. He died September 14, 1950.
Markham's brother, William Cornelius Markham was also an engineer. One of William's grandsons, Jeff Daly became Chief of Design for 30 years for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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