WILLIAM MURRAY BLACK - (1855-unknown) - Army Engineer, born Lancaster, Pa. Graduated from West Point (1877), and served there for short time as instructor of practical military engineering, then (1877-80) student officer at the U.S. Engineer School, Willet's Point, N.Y. Thereafter for 15 years engaged on various Army engineering projects, assistant in charge of fortification works in the OCE (1895-97). Chief engineer in Porto [sic] Rico and command of the advance guard on the first landing at Guanica in the Spanish-American War. Chief engineer of the epartment of Havana, Cuba and the division of Cuba (1809-1901)[sic]. Then commanding officer of the Engineer School of the Army, during which time introduced the system of industrial training for enlisted men of the Corps. Observer of the Panama Canal construction (1903-04), in charge of fortifications and river and harbor inprovements in Maine (1904-05) and (1906-09) adviser to department of public works, provisional government of Cuba. Various construction assignments, then (1916-29) chief of Engineers and major-general, then retired. Became member of engineering firm.