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Sylvanus Thayer

Born: Jun 9, 1785

Death: Sep 7, 1872

Birthplace: Braintree

Nationality: United States

Sylvanus Thayer

Date of Birth : Jun 9, 1785
Date of Death : Sep 7, 1872
Birth Place : Braintree

Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer also known as "the Father of West Point" was an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an early advocate of engineering education in the United States.

Also known as

  • General Sylvanus Thayer
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