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George Washington Whistler

 (1800 - 1849)
George Washington Whistler was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York, Indiana / Russian Federation.  George Whistler is known for drawing teacher, railroad construction engineer.

Biography   George Washington Whistler

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George Washington Whistler (Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 19, 1800 - April 7, 1849 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) was a prominent American railroad engineer in the first half of the 19th century.

George was born at the military outpost of Fort Wayne, which his father, John Whistler, had helped build.  His mother was Anna Bishop, daughter of Sir Edward Bishop of Great Britain.
He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1819 and served as a Civil Engineer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and retired as a Major in 1833.

In 1834 he became Chief Engineer at the Proprietors of Locks and Canals in the new city of Lowell, Massachusetts.  During his time in Lowell, he was responsi   ...  Displaying 750 of 3641 characters.

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