To the Point: The United States Military Academy, 1802-1902

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Appendix C
Deans of the Academic Board

The position of Dean of the Academic Board was formally authorized by Act of Congress on June 20, 1946. However, the senior professor was referred to as the Dean of the Academic Board or Dean of the United States Military Academy from at least the late 1880s. It can be assumed that this practice may have originated much earlier. If such is true and the senior professor was so designated from the Academy's earliest years, the following individuals, as Professor and Head of their respective deparments, would have had this honorary title.

Jared Mansfield, Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, 1818-1827

David B. Douglass, Department of Civil and Military Engineering, 1828-1830

Charles Davies, Department of Mathematics, 1831-1836

Thomas Warner, Department of Geography, History, and Ethics, 1837-1838

Dennis H. Mahan, Department of Civil and Military Engineering, 1839-1871

Albert E. Church, Department of Mathematics, 1872-1877

Henry L. Kendrick, Department of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, 1878-1880

Patrice de Janon, Department of Spanish, 1881-1882

Peter S. Michie, Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, 1883-1900

Charles W. Larned, Department of Drawing, 1901-1911

Gustav J. Fieberger, Department of Civil and Military Engineering, 1912-1921

Charles P. Echols, Department of Mathematics, 1922-1931

Clifton C. Carter, Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, 1932-1940

Roger G. Alexander, Department of Drawing, 1941-1945 and Acting Dean, September 2, 1945-July 20, 1946

The following individuals have been formally designated as Dean of the Academic Board. Included is the department in which each was Professor before being appointed Dean; all held the rank of brigadier general.

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  • Title Page i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface xvii
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • 1775-1802 1
  • 1 - The Foundation is Laid 3
  • 1802-1817 23
  • 2 - Struggle for Survival 25
  • 3 - Existence in Name Only 45
  • 4 - Right Man at the Right Time? 61
  • 5 - Deliver Your Sword to the Bearer 75
  • 1817-1828 97
  • 6 - The Rebuilding Begins 99
  • 7 - Governed by the Rules and Articles of War 119
  • 8 - Still in a State of Progressive Development 129
  • 9 - Members of One Brotherhood 149
  • 1829-1833 183
  • II - I Have the Honor to Tender My Resignation 185
  • 12 - I Believe It the Best School in the World 205
  • 1833-1852 219
  • 13 - A Firm Hand is Needed 221
  • 14 - Preparing for the Ultimate Test 239
  • 15 - We Follow, Close Order, Behind You 261
  • 1852-1865 279
  • 16 - The Ante-Bellum Army 281
  • 17 - When Shall We Meet Again? 287
  • 18 - Adhere to Your Purpose 323
  • 1865-1902 351
  • 19 - All Institutions Are Imperfect and Subject to the Law of Change 353
  • 20 - Guard Well Your Heritage 387
  • 1902 417
  • 21 - The Corps and the Corps and the Corps 419
  • Appendix A Superintendents, U.S. Military Academy 423
  • Appendix B Commandants of Cadets 427
  • Appendix C Deans of the Academic Board 431
  • Appendix D The 1780 Map of West Point: An Unintentional Historical Hoax 433
  • Appendix E Comments on Sources 437
  • Bibliography 447
  • Index 467
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