George Washington Goethals


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Noun1.George Washington Goethals - United States army officer and engineer who supervised the construction of the Panama Canal (1858-1928)George Washington Goethals - United States army officer and engineer who supervised the construction of the Panama Canal (1858-1928)
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USMA engineers helped put the burgeoning national infrastructure into place, fostered the development of engineering departments throughout higher education including at Harvard and Yale, furthered the "Transportation Revolution" to extend westward expansion and connect the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans through the Panama Canal (the latter supervised by alumnus George Washington Goethals), and took up the cause of the Manhattan Project (overseen by alumnus Leslie R.

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