Goethals, George W. (ON HOLD)

US Army engineer, supervised construction and opening of the Panama Canal, 1st Civil Governor of Panama Canal Zone 1914-16

Price: $95.00

Description:
(1868-1928) USMA 1880, US Army officer and civil engineer, best known for his supervision of construction and the opening of the Panama Canal. The Goethals Bridge between Staten Island and Elizabeth, New Jersey named in his honor, as is the Goethals Medal. During the Spanish-American War he was Lieutenant Colonel and chief of Engineers, US Volunteers. Theodore Roosevelt appointed him chief engineer of the Panama Canal 1907. The building of the Canal was completed in 1914, a year ahead of schedule. In 1914 he was awarded medals by the National Geographic Society, the Civic Forum (New York), and the National Institute of Social Sciences. Woodrow Wilson appointed him 1st Civil Governor of the Panama Canal Zone, serving 1914-16. In 1916 he chaired the board of inquiry in regard to the Adamson 8-hour law. He was State Engineer of New Jersey 1917, Manager of the Emergency Fleet Corporation (briefly), acting US Army Quartermaster General, and a member of the War Industries Board (1918). In 1919, he requested release from active service and headed an engineering and construction firm. Signed 3 x 4 card, adds New York, April 8 1925.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Card






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