William M. Hoge

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Birthday
13, 1894
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 29, 1979 (85)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
13, 1894
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 29, 1979 (85)

About

Four-star U.S. Army general and engineer who oversaw the construction of a 1,519-mile Alaskan Highway.

Before Fame

He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1916 and was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers.

Trivia

He was given an impossible task: to construct a highway through wilderness, without reliable maps, yet he made it happen in just nine months.

Family Life

He was married to Nettie Fredendall Hoge, who was later buried next to him at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Associated With

He studied alongside future World War II general Omar Bradley at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia.