JONATHAN WILLIAMS - (1750-1815) - Army Engineer. "Father of the Corps of Engineers" born Boston, grandnephew of Benjamin Franklin. Studied military engineering while serving as Franklin's secretary in Paris. Accompanied Franklin to Philadelphia (1785) and became judge of court of common please (1796-1801). Joining artillery and engineer corps of Army, became superintendent of U.S. Military Academy (1802-03 and 1805-12) and also Chief Engineer (1805-12). Designed and constructed inner forts in New York Harbor, Castle Williams being named for him. Elected to Congress (1814), died before taking seat.