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DAVID DU BOSE GAILLARD - (1859-1913) - Army Engineer, born
Fulton, S.C. Graduated at Weat Point (1884), took charge of
several engineering projects, served on Internaitonal Boundary
Commission of United States and Mexico (1891-94), and had charge
of construction of Washington aqueduct (1895-98). Appointed
member of Isthmian Canal Commission (1908); excavated difficult
Culebra Cut of Panama Canal (named for him after his death).
Authority on hydraulics and dredging of channels. Published
standard work Wave Action in Relation to Engineering
Structures (1904).