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Harry H. Rousseau

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Harry H. Rousseau ( -1930)

1930 Obituary[1]

"The late Admiral H. H. Rousseau.—We note, with regret, the death of Rear Admiral H. H. Rousseau, of the United States Navy, which occurred on July 23 last, on board the S.S. Cristobal, while on a voyage from New York to Cristobal, Panama Canal. Admiral Rousseau was appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission in March, 1907. In August of that year, he was placed in charge of the Department of Municipal Engineering, Motive Power and Machinery, and Building Construction in the Department of Construction and Engineering. On December 13, 1912, he was given charge of the work on the Pacific terminal facilities of the Panama Canal, and subsequently supervised the construction of the Atlantic terminal facilities. When the Canal was opened in 1914, Admiral Rousseau became engineer of terminal construction in the Department of Operation and Maintenance. He continued to occupy this position until July, 1916, when he was relieved from duty in connection with the Panama Canal, and returned to the United States. He was elected a director of the Panama Canal Railroad in 1907, and, with the exception of a brief period, remained a director until his death."

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