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WILLIAM LUTHER SIBERT - (1860-1935) - Army Engineer, born
Gadsden, Alabama. Graduated at West Point 18840. Joined
Engineer Corps and engaged in river work in Kentucky and
Arkansas, and ship channel construction on Great Lakes.
Appointed member of Isthmian Canal Commission (1907-14);
built Gatun locks, dam of Panama Canal and West breakwater
at Colon Harbor; excavated channel from Gatun to Atlantic
Ocean. Promoted to Major-General (1917) and went to France
as commander of 1st Division of American troops, and
following return to U.S. organized Army's Chemical Warfare
Service (1918-20). With J.F. Stevens, wrote Construction
 of the Panama Canal (1915).