CURTIS McDONALD TOWNSEND - (1856-1941) - Born Brooklyn. Graduated at West Point 1879. Various river and harbor assignments on inprovements. Chief Engineer of Philippine Division. Commanded 12th Engineers serving with 3rd British Arm; later Purchasing Agent for A.E.F. President of Mississippi River Commission and Division Engineer of Western Division. Awarded French Legion of Honor. Retired 1920. Reassigned duty in 1924. In charge of improvements at mouth of Mississippi River and Division Engineer of Southwest division. Retired 1926.