AMOS ALFRED FRIES - (1873-unknown) - Army Engineer, born Vernon County, Wisconsin. Graduated at West Point (1898), served in Philippine Islands as engineer officer with Pershing, was director of military engineering at the Engineer's School, Wasington, (1911-14), engaged in fortification and river and harbor work, including Dalles-Celilo canal connecting upper and lower Columbia River, dredging Columbia River and construction of fortifications at its mouth. Present harbor at Los Angeles was his work. In World War I, was successively director of roads, chief of gas service and chief of chemical warfare service as Brigadier-General. Major-General (1925) and chief of chemical warfare service after service as commandng officer of Arsenal, Maryland.