Farrell, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1891-1967Alternative names
Thomas Francis Farrell (1891-1967) was born in Rensselaer County, New York. He earned a Civil Engineer degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1912. From 1913 to 1917 he worked as an engineer at the Panama Canal. In 1916 he commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers, Officers Reserve Corps. During World War I, he served with the 1st Engineers of the American Expeditionary Forces. From 1921 to 1926 he taught at the Engineer School and then at West Point. Between 1930 and 1941 he was chief engineer for the New York State Department of Public Works. In February 1941 he was called to active duty as a colonel in the Corps of Engineers during World War II. He rose to the rank of brigadier general in January 1944. He became chief engineer at the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations. He made major general in October 1945 and became deputy commander of the Manhattan Project. The Army released him from active duty in April 1946. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit and the Purple Heart.
From the description of Farrell, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1891-1967 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10615529
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