Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1881-1968

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Ulysses Simpson Grant III (July 4, 1881 – August 29, 1968) was an American army officer, civil engineer and architect. The grandson of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, he was born on the Fourth of July and attended Cutler School (1895-1897) and Columbia University (1898), both in New York City. He left in 1898 to fight in the Spanish-American War, and in 1899 entered West Point where he was a classmate of Douglas MacArthur. In 1907 he married Edith Root, daughter of Elihu Root, Roosevelt's secretary of state.

As a member of the Army Corps of Engineers, he served in the Philippines, Cuba, and Mexico. In 1918 he served as secretary of the American section of the Supreme War Council in Paris (for which he received a Distinguished Service Medal). After the war he was assigned to various engineering commands in the United States, eventually becoming Director of Public Buildings and Parks for Washington, D.C. (1926-1933). By 1942 he had advanced to the rank of Brigadier General; from 1942-1944 he was Chief of the Office of Civilian Defense, protection branch. He retired in 1945 with the rank of Major General, and shortly thereafter became president of George Washington University (1946-1951).

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creatorOf Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968. Letter : New York, to Jones, 1882 Dec. 13. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Ulysses S. Grant Papers, 1819-1969, (bulk 1843-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Elliott, Richard Nash, 1873-. Papers 1926-1948. Indiana University
referencedIn Walworth, Arthur, 1903-. Arthur Clarence Walworth papers, 1868-2003 (inclusive), 1868-1994 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Wallace, Tom, 1874-1961. Tom Wallace papers, 1925-1960. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Grant Monument Association (New York, N.Y.). Publications, 1913-1972. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968. U. S. Grant letter: to Col. Montagu, 1863 Dec. 22. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968. Letter : New York, to Jones, 1882 Dec. 13. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Smith, Helen Burr. Nicholas Biddle Kittell (1822-1894) : a forgotten New York State artist. [ca. 1960-1969]. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913. Papers of Joaquin Miller [manuscript] 1868-1912, 1938. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands, 1817 - 1947. Various Selected Documents, 4/20/1847 - 6/27/1876 National Archives at Washington, D.C
creatorOf Brown, Glenn, 1854-1932. Letter : Washington, D.C., to U.S. Grant 3d, 1931 Feb. 20. George Washington University
referencedIn Shaw, W. O. Letters : Jackson, Tenn., and Cairo, Ill., to "Delia," 1862 July 7 and August 12. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ulysses S. Grant III Papers, 1850-1937 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968. Letter, 1865 May 25 : Washington, D.C. to Hon. J.J. Talmadge, Mayor of Milwaukee, Milwaukee [Wis.]. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Ulysses S. Grant family papers. George Washington University
referencedIn Ulysses S. Grant and Alexander Hays photograph, 1845. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968. Ulysses S. Grant, 3rd, papers, 1860s-1973 (bulk 1920-1968). Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
referencedIn Thomas B. Byron papers, Byron, Thomas B. papers, 1862-1885, 1862-1864 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Fairbanks mss., 1819-1939 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf ULYSSES S. GRANT III PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION RELATING TO THE KOREAN PUNITIVE EXPEDITION. 6/1871 - 6/1871. Photographs of the Korean Punitive Expedition National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Ulysses S. Grant Family papers, 1860-1937. George Washington University
creatorOf American Planning and Civic Association. Committee of 100 on the Federal City. Committee of 100 on the Federal City records (part I), 1932-1997 (bulk 1950-1987). George Washington University
referencedIn Fitzpatrick, John Clement, 1876-1940. Papers of John Clement Fitzpatrick, 1927-1941. Library of Congress
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
creatorOf Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968. Letter, 1865 May 25 : Washington, DC, to Hon. J.J. Talmadge, Mayor of Milwaukee, Milwaukee [Wis.]. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
referencedIn John Clement Fitzpatrick Papers, 1927-1941 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902. Thomas Nast manuscript collection, 1860-1922 (bulk 1860-1896) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960. William Adams Delano papers, 1902-1960 (inclusive), 1939-1960 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf United States. National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Correspondence with Paul Philippe Cret, 1931-1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968. Commission to George Hutter as ensign, USN, signed by U.S. Grant [manuscript] : 4 books itemized on deposit receipt, 1877-1946. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Endicott Peabody autograph album, 1816-1885. Houghton Library
referencedIn Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891. Papers of Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart [manuscript] 1791-1928. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American Planning and Civic Association. American Planning and Civic Association records, 1909-1970. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961, Papers, 1822, 1831, 1845, 1903-2007 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn Arthur Clarence Walworth papers, 1868-2003, 1868-1994 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Byron, Thomas B. Thomas B. Byron papers, 1862-1885, bulk 1862-1864. William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Huntington Family File, 1737-1898 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Hesseltine, William Best, 1902-1963. Papers, 1856-1964. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968. Ulysses S. Grant III papers, 1898-1967. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1819-1974 (bulk 1843-1908). Library of Congress
creatorOf Ulysses S. Grant II Papers, 1850-1937 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
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correspondedWith Bingham, John Armor, 1815-1900 person
correspondedWith Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905 person
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correspondedWith Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896 person
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correspondedWith Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893 person
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associatedWith Byron, Thomas B. person
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associatedWith Cantacuzene, Julia, Princess, 1876-1975. person
correspondedWith Childs, George William, 1829-1894 person
correspondedWith Creswell, John A. J. (John Angel James), 1828-1891 person
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correspondedWith Davis, Varina, 1826-1906 person
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associatedWith Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960. person
correspondedWith Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916 person
correspondedWith Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 person
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associatedWith Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918 person
correspondedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893 person
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correspondedWith Ford, C. W. (Charles W.), -1873 person
correspondedWith Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890 person
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associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. person
correspondedWith Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872 person
correspondedWith Hamilton, Charles Smith, 1822-1891 person
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associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Huntington family
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correspondedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 person
correspondedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 person
correspondedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
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correspondedWith Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882 person
correspondedWith Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886 person
correspondedWith McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900 person
correspondedWith Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872 person
associatedWith Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913. person
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associatedWith National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States. corporateBody
correspondedWith Oglesby, Richard J. (Richard James), 1824-1899 person
correspondedWith Ord, Edward Otho Cresap, 1818-1883 person
associatedWith Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) corporateBody
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correspondedWith Pierrepont, Edwards, 1817-1892 person
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correspondedWith Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891 person
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correspondedWith Romero, Matías, 1837-1898 person
correspondedWith Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898 person
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associatedWith Shaw, W. O. person
correspondedWith Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888 person
correspondedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 person
correspondedWith Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1825-1914 person
associatedWith Smith, Helen Burr. person
correspondedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869 person
associatedWith Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891. person
associatedWith Supreme War Council (1939-1940) corporateBody
correspondedWith Terry, Alfred Howe, 1827-1890 person
correspondedWith Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870 person
correspondedWith Thomas, Lorenzo, 1804-1875 person
correspondedWith Townsend, E. D. (Edward Davis), 1817-1893 person
associatedWith Ulysses S. Grant Association. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings, and Monuments. corporateBody
memberOf United States. Army. corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. National Capital Park and Planning Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Capital Park and Planning Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Department. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Tom, 1874-1961. person
associatedWith Walworth, Arthur, 1903- person
correspondedWith Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887 person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
correspondedWith Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925 person
correspondedWith Young, John Russell, 1840-1899 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Fort Leonard Wood MO US
Washington, D. C. DC US
Chicago IL US
Clinton NY US
Subject
Civil engineering--United States--California
Civil engineers--United States
World War, 1939-1945
Home rule
Military engineers--Training of
Architects
Civil engineering
City planning
Real property
Roads
Historic preservation--Government policy
Presidents--United States--Election--1880
Military engineering--Philippines
World War, 1914-1918
Historic sites--Government policy
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Presidents--United States--Election--1868
Civil engineering--Contracts and specifications
Historic preservation
Parks--Government policy
Civil engineering--United States
Civil defense
Military engineers--United States
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Public works--Washington (D.C.)
Conservation of natural resources
Regional planning
Civil engineering--United States--Washington (D.C.)
Occupation
Civil engineers
Presidents--United States
Generals--United States
Army officers
Regional planners--Washington Metropolitan Area
Engineers--United States
City planners--Washington (D.C.)
Conservationists--United States
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Birth 1881-07-04

Death 1968-08-29

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Americans

English

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