|Julian Larcombe Schley|
Julian Larcombe Schley
|Born||February 23, 1880|
|Died||March 29, 1965(aged 85)|
|Place of birth||Savannah, Georgia|
|Place of death||Washington, D.C.|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1903 – 1941, 1943 – 1945|
|Commands held||Chief of Engineers|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal|
Governor of the|
Panama Canal Zone
Biography[edit | edit source]
Military career[edit | edit source]
He and classmate Douglas MacArthur had their first service with the 3d Battalion of Engineers in Compton (1894–95). Schley later served with engineer troops in the United States and Cuba; as an instructor at the Military Academy; as Assistant Engineer, Washington, D.C.; and as New Orleans District Engineer. During World War I, he commanded the divisional 307th Engineers in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives and was Engineer, 5th Army Corps, during the last two weeks of the latter drive. He received a Distinguished Service Medal for his service during the war.
Schley was Director of Purchase, General Staff, and a member of the War Department Claims Board in 1919 – 1920. Schley later served four-year tours as Galveston District Engineer; Engineer of Maintenance, Panama Canal; and Governor of the Canal Zone. In the latter post, he was also military advisor to the Republic of Panama. Schley was Commandant of the Army Engineer School in 1936 – 1937. He retired on September 30, 1941.
Later life[edit | edit source]
Schley was recalled to active wartime duty in 1943 as Director of Transportation, Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs. He died March 29, 1965 in Washington, D.C., aged 85.
References[edit | edit source]
This article contains public domain text from "Major General Julian Larcombe Schley". Portraits and Profiles of Chief Engineers. Archived from the original on March 6, 2005. http://web.archive.org/web/20050306124500/http://www.hq.usace.army.mil/history/coe3.htm#37. Retrieved August 24, 2005.
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|Governor of Panama Canal Zone
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Edward Murphy Markham
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