Harry Burgess (governor)
Burgess as a West Point cadet in 1895
|5th Governor of the Panama Canal Zone|
|Preceded by||Meriwether Lewis Walker|
|Succeeded by||Julian Larcombe Schley|
February 22, 1872|
|Died||March 18, 1933
Hot Springs, Arkansas
|Awards||Order of St Michael and St George (U. K.)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1895–1932|
|Unit||Corps of Engineers|
World War I
He was born on February 22, 1872.
He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1895, and was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He served as the Panama Canal maintenance engineer 1924-1928. He served as Governor of Panama Canal Zone from 1928-1932. Was commander of the 16th Regiment of Engineers (Railway) which was organized and trained in the city of Detroit at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. Built the railroad infrastructure for the American Expeditionary Force in France.
He died on March 18, 1933.
- Panama Canal Authority biography
- Harry Burgess at Find a Grave
Meriwether L. Walker
|Governor of Panama Canal Zone
Julian Larcombe Schley