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Glen Edgar Edgerton

Glen Edgar Edgerton

Governor of the Panama Canal Zone, 1940 to 1944
Glen Edgar Edgerton
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Intro Governor of the Panama Canal Zone, 1940 to 1944
Was Politician Engineer
From United States of America Panama
Type Engineering Politics
Gender male
Birth 17 April 1887
Death 9 April 1976 (aged 89 years)
Star sign Aries
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Glen Edgar Edgerton (April 17, 1887 – April 9, 1976) was a United States Army officer, who served as the Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1940 to 1944.

Biography

He was born on April 17, 1887, to Alice and John Edgar Edgerton. He graduated from Kansas State College in 1904 and from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1908, where he was first in his class. He was chief engineer of the Alaska Road Commission from 1910 to 1915 and the Edgerton Highway in Alaska is named after him. He also went to the military Engineering Academy.

He served as Panama Canal maintenance engineer from 1936 to 1940. He was Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1940 to 1944. He retired from the army in 1949 and died on April 9, 1976 at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

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