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HENRY MARTYN ROBERT - (1837-1923) - Army Entineer, born
Beaufort, N.C. Graduated at West Point (1857), taught
natural philosophy and practical engineering there and
then served in Northwest, constructing defenses on San
Juan Island at time of frontier difficulties with Great
Britain. Despite southern connections, supported Federal
Government during Civil War, and was emplooyed on
fortifications around Washington, at Philadelphia, and at
New Bedford, Mass. Returned to West Point as professor of
practical engineer (1865-67), and thereafter constructed
fortificatins and improved harbors and rivers. Author of 
A Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative 
Assemblies (1876) popularly known as "Robert's Rules of 
Order." Chief of Engineers (1901).