Harry Burgess (governor)

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Harry Burgess
Harry Burgess.jpg
Burgess as a West Point cadet in 1895
5th Governor of the Panama Canal Zone
In office
Preceded by Meriwether Lewis Walker
Succeeded by Julian Larcombe Schley
Personal details
Born (1872-02-22)February 22, 1872
Starkville, Mississippi
Died March 18, 1933(1933-03-18) (aged 61)
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Awards Order of St Michael and St George (U. K.)
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1895–1932
Rank Brigadier General
Unit Corps of Engineers
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
World War I

Harry Burgess (February 22, 1872 – March 18, 1933) was governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1928 to 1932.[1]


He was born on February 22, 1872.[2]

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.[1]


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Preceded by
Meriwether L. Walker
Governor of Panama Canal Zone
Succeeded by
Julian Larcombe Schley