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George Goethals

George GoethalsAKA George Washington Goethals

Born: 29-Jun-1858
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 21-Jan-1928
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, US Military Academy, West Point, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Creator of the Panama Canal

Military service: US Army Corps of Engineers (1880-1919)

Father: John Goethals
Mother: Marie Baron Goethals
Wife: Effie Rodman (m. 1884)

    University: City College of New York (1872-76)
    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1880)

    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Appears in articles:
US News and World Report, 30-Jun-2003, DETAILS: A Will and a Way -- Against all odds, a headstrong president and an unflappable Army engineer combined forces to join the Atlantic and the Pacific (p.40, two pages), BYLINE: Andrew Curry


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