Robert, Henry M. (Henry Martyn), 1837-1923

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1837-05-02
Death 1923-05-11
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Army officer, engineer, and parliamentarian.

From the description of Henry M. Robert papers, 1853-1937 (bulk 1880-1923). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066436

Author of the standard reference on parliamentary procedure; achieved rank of Brigadier General and Chief of Engineers during service, 1858-1901, in United States Army; graduate of West Point, 1857; native of Robertville, S.C.

From the description of Henry M. Robert papers, 1860-1989. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 34764699

From the description of Henry M. Robert papers, 1860-1989 [microform]. (Georgia Southern University). WorldCat record id: 461265270

Biographical Note

  • 1837, May 2: Born, Robertville, S.C.
  • 1856 - 1857 : Acting assistant professor, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  • 1857: Graduated, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  • 1860: Explored military route from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Puget Sound Married Helen M. Thresher
  • 1861: Engineer on defenses of Washington, D.C.
  • 1861 - 1865 : In charge of defenses of Philadelphia and New Bedford, Pa.
  • 1865 - 1867 : In charge of Department of Practical Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  • 1867 - 1871 : Chief engineer, Military Division of the Pacific
  • 1871 - 1895 : In charge of various lighthouse districts and of improvements of rivers and harbors
  • 1876: Published Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies. Chicago: S. C. Griggs
  • 1890 - 1891 : Engineer commissioner, District of Columbia
  • 1894 - 1901 : Member, Philadelphia Harbor Line Board
  • 1895 - 1901 : President, United States Board of Engineers for Fortifications Member, New York Harbor Line Board
  • 1897 - 1901 : Supervising engineer for twelve engineering districts from Pittsburgh, Pa. to Galveston, Tex.
  • 1901: Promoted to brigadier general and appointed chief of engineers; then retired Married Isabel Livingstone Hoagland
  • 1901 - 1915 : Designed and supervised the building of a seawall, bridge, and causeway for Galveston, Tex.
  • 1915: In charge of improvement of the Port of Frontera, Mexico
  • 1921: Published Parliamentary Practice, an Introduction to Parliamentary Law. New York: Century
  • 1923: Published Parliamentary Law. New York: Century
  • 1923, May 11: Died, Oswego, N.Y.

From the guide to the Henry M. Robert Papers, 1853-1937, (bulk 1880-1923), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Engineering--Washington (D.C.)
  • Dams--Design and construction
  • Engineering--Delaware River Valley (N.Y.--Del. and N.J.)
  • Engineering--Texas--Galveston
  • Engineering
  • Engineering--Wisconsin--Milwaukee
  • Baptists
  • Engineering--Cumberland River (Ky. and Tenn.)
  • Prostitution
  • Military engineering
  • Engineering--Mexico--Frontera
  • Engineering--Massachusetts--New Bedford
  • Parliamentary practice
  • Police corruption

Occupations:

  • Engineers
  • Parliamentarians
  • Army officers

Places:

  • Wisconsin--Milwaukee (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Mexico--Frontera (as recorded)
  • Texas--Galveston (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Susquehanna River (as recorded)
  • Arizona (as recorded)
  • Cumberland River (Ky. and Tenn.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--New Bedford (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)