Jay Johnson Morrow

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Jay Johnson Morrow
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Gov. J.J. Morrow of Canal Zone
3rd Governor of the Panama Canal Zone
In office
1921–1924
Preceded by Chester Harding
Succeeded by Meriwether Lewis Walker
Personal details
Born (1870-02-20)February 20, 1870
Died April 16, 1937(1937-04-16) (aged 67)
Spouse(s) Harriet McMullen Butler
Profession military, engineer, politician
Military service
Rank Brigadier general
Commands Chief Engineer of the United States First Army and as Deputy Chief Engineer of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I

Jay Johnson Morrow (February 20, 1870 – April 16, 1937) was Chief Engineer of the United States First Army and as Deputy Chief Engineer of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I and Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1921 to 1924.

Early life and family[edit]

He was born on February 20, 1870 in Fairview, West Virginia.[1] He was of Scots-Irish descent. He was the brother of U.S. Senator and Diplomat Dwight Morrow[2] and uncle of Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Military career[edit]

He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1891. He was then commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[1]

He was an instructor in military engineering at the United States Military Academy from 1895-96.[1]

He served as military governor of the Philippine Province of Zamboanga from 1901–02.[1]

He served as Engineering Commissioner in the District of Columbia from 1907 to 1909.[1]

During World War I, he served as Chief Engineer of First Army and as Deputy Chief Engineer of the American Expeditionary Force.[1]

He was Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1921 to 1924.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Morrow married Harriet McMullen Butler on October 15, 1895.[1] She was the daughter of Brigadier General John Gazzam Butler & Eliza Jane Miller Warnick. She was also the granddaughter of Charles Ward Warnick & Mary Ann Miller.

Death and legacy[edit]

He died on April 16, 1937.[1] His ashes were scattered over the Chagres River, which feeds into the Panama Canal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, Inc. p. 273. ISBN 1571970886. 
  2. ^ Onofrio, Jan (1999). West Virginia Biographical Dictionary. Somerset Publishers. p. 181. ISBN 0403098440. 

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