JOHN NEWTON - (1823-1895) - Army Engineer, born Norfolk, Va. Graduated at West Point (1842); engaged in coast defense and waterway improvements, and ws chief engineere of Utah expedition (1857-58). In Civil War became brigadier-general of volunteers, fighting in Seven Days' Battles and at battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg. Promoted major-general of volunteers, fought at Chancellorsville; succeeded Reynolds in command of 1st Corps during last stages of Battle of Gettysburg. Served under Sherman at Peach Tree Creek. Subsequently was engaged in strengthening defenses in vicinity of New York Harbor. Ws Chief of Engineers (1884-86). Commissioner of public works in New York City (1887-89), and president of Panama Railroad (1888-95).