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).