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Andrews, George Leonard

Rod Paschall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Education; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 926 words.

Andrews, George Leonard (31 August 1828–04 April 1899), soldier, engineer, and educator, was born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the son of Manasseh Andrews and Harriet Leonard. After...

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Beckett, Allan Harry (1914–2005), engineer

Guy Hartcup.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1109 words.

Beckett, Allan Harry (1914–2005), engineer, was born on 4 March 1914 at 294 Central Park Road, East Ham, London, the son of George William Harry Beckett, accounting clerk, and his wife,...

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Brown, Sir Samuel (1776–1852), civil engineer and naval officer

B. P. Cronin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 605 words.

Brown, Sir Samuel (1776–1852), civil engineer and naval officer, was born in London, the eldest son of William Brown of Borland, Galloway, and his wife, a daughter of the Revd Robert Hogg,...

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Colby, Thomas Frederick (1784–1852), surveyor and army officer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1800 words.

Colby, Thomas Frederick (1784–1852), surveyor and army officer, was the eldest child of Major Thomas Colby (d. 1813), Royal Marines, and his wife, Cornelia Hadden, sister of Major-General...

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Cotton, Sir Arthur Thomas (1803–1899), army officer and irrigation engineer

A. J. Arbuthnot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Agriculture and Farming. 2779 words.

Cotton, Sir Arthur Thomas (1803–1899), army officer and irrigation engineer, was born on 15 May 1803 at Woodcote, Oxfordshire, the ninth son of Henry Calveley Cotton (d. 1837) of Woodcote...

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Couchman, Sir Harold John (1882–1956), army officer and surveyor

Richard J. Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 546 words.

Couchman, Sir Harold John (1882–1956), army officer and surveyor, was born on 29 July 1882 in Haileybury, Hertfordshire, the youngest child of the two sons and two daughters of the Revd...

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Curtis, Samuel Ryan

William L. Shea.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1058 words.

Curtis, Samuel Ryan (03 February 1805–26 December 1866), soldier and engineer, was born near Champlain, New York, the son of Zarah Curtis and Phalley Yale, farmers. In 1809 the family moved...

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Dodge, Grenville Mellen

Michael L. Tate.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1256 words.

Dodge, Grenville Mellen (12 April 1831–03 January 1916), civil engineer and army officer, was born in Danvers, Massachusetts, the son of Sylvanus Dodge, a peddler, and Julia Theresa...

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Eastman, William Reed

Kathleen Molz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 929 words.

Eastman, William Reed (19 October 1835–25 March 1925), engineer, clergyman, and librarian, was born in New York City, the son of the Reverend Ornan Eastman, an ordained evangelist, and Mary...

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Gerard, James Gilbert (1793–1835), East India Company military surgeon and surveyor

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 531 words.

Gerard, James Gilbert (1793–1835), East India Company military surgeon and surveyor, son of Gilbert Gerard, DD (1760–1815) and his wife, Helen, daughter of John Duncan, provost of Aberdeen,...

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