DEATH OF GEN. DUANE

DEATH OF GEN. DUANE

On Tuesday morning last Gen. Duane, president of the Croton aqueduct commission, died very suddenly of apoplexy at his home at 49 East Thirtieth street, in this city. Gen. Duane was a West Point man, and graduated second in his class in 1848. He was appointed to the Engineer Corps, and, after serving as an instructor of engineering at West Point, went to the front with the army of the Potomac during the Civil war. lie was made brevet lieutenant-colonel and afterwards full colonel by Congress for meritorious and faithful service in the field in the campaign from the Rapidan to the James, and particularly for distinguished services in the operations before Petersburg, where he was chief engineer of the army of the Potomac. He was made brevet brigadier general on March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the siege of Petersburg up to tie end of the war, and retired on June 30. 1888. On July 31, 1888, he was appointed aqueduct commissioner by Mayor Hewitt. At the first meeting of the new board after his appointment, Comftroler Myers nominated him president of the board and he was unanimously elected. He was president from that time to his death. He had lately attended all the meetings of the board, and was at the commission’s office in the Stewart building last Saturday in apparently good health. Gen. Duane w in the seventy-third year of his age. Mayor Strong will have the appointment of Gen. Duane’s successor, and the new appointee will serve till 1901, when the commission will dissolve.

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