Glen Edgar Edgerton
|Glen Edgar Edgerton|
Edgerton circa 1940
|8th Governor of the Panama Canal Zone|
|Preceded by||Clarence Self Ridley|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Cowles Mehaffey|
|Born||April 17, 1887
|Died||April 9, 1976
Bethesda Naval Hospital
|Education||Kansas State College
United States Military Academy
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1908–1949|
|Unit||Corps of Engineers|
He was born on April 17, 1887, to Alice and John Edgar Edgerton. He graduated from Kansas State College in 1904 and from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1908, where he was first in his class. He was chief engineer of the Alaska Road Commission from 1910 to 1915 and the Edgerton Highway in Alaska is named after him. He also went to the military Engineering Academy.
He served as Panama Canal maintenance engineer from 1936 to 1940. He was Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1940 to 1944. He retired from the army in 1949 and died on April 9, 1976 at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
- "Glen Edgar Edgerton". Panama Canal Authority. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
- Official Register of the Officers and Cadets of the United States Military Academy (PDF). West Point, New York. 1908. p. 12.
- "Edgerton To Head Canal. Colonel Is Nominated to Succeed Brig. Gen. C.S. Ridley". New York Times. July 6, 1940. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
- "Gen. Glen E. Edgerton". Washington Post. April 12, 1976.
Clarence S. Ridley
|Governor of Panama Canal Zone
Joseph C. Mehaffey