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HARRY TAYLOR - (1862-1930) - Army Engineer, born Tilton,
New Hampshire. Graduated from West Point 1884, served at
Willets Point, N.Y., returning to West Point as assistant
professor of Mathematics (1887-90). Engaged on river and
harbor improvements in Oregon and Washington and in charge
of the defense works on Puget Sound (1891-1900). Worked on
fortification of the Philippines (1903-05), and river and
harbor works until World War I when he was chosen by
General Pershing to organize the engineering division of
the A.E.F. Won Distinguished Service Medal and decoration
of Commander of the Legion of Honor. After war, as
assistantChief of Engineers, had general supervision of
the construction of Wilson dam at Muscle Shoals, Ala. Was
made major-general and Chief of Engineers (1924-28).
Retired 1926.