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Captain Jack Hite Gilbert


Hereditary Member, admitted 1951

Captain Jack Hite Gilbert
21st President of the New Jersey Society 1971-1974

20th Assistant Secretary of the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati
In office
1963 — 1968
Preceded by William Lyttleton Barclay
Succeeded by Samuel Smith Hill
26th Treasurer of the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati
In office
1968 — 1971
Preceded by Lester La Shelle McDowell
Succeeded by Francis Hort Sharp
21st President of the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati
In office
1971 — 1974
Preceded by William Lyttleton Barclay
Succeeded by Lester La Shelle McDowell

(4) Great grandnephew of propositus James Caldwell. Assistant Secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati in New Jersey 1963-1968, Treasurer 1968-1971 and President 1971-1974. Born in Louisville, KY on 25 Jul 1900 and died in Washington, DC on 13 Oct 1988. Served as Captain US Navy. Georgia Institute of Technology BS Degree 1922. Civil Engineer Degree 1925. Engineer with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad 1922-1923 and Tennessee State Highway Department. 1923 to the Civil Engineer Corps. US Naval Reserve Lieutenant 1933. Active duty May 1941. Portsmouth, NH Navy Yard 1941-1942. Assistant Superintendent, Lt. Commander at New Orleans, LA 1942-1943. Officer in Charge of Construction, Commander at Norman, OK 1943-1944. Assistant Director of Public Works Officer at New Orleans, LA 1945. District Public Works Officer, Captain 1945. Reserve Construction Battalion Program Officer at New Orleans, LA 1946-1950. Washington, DC Bureau of Yards and Docks from 1950, and the Board for Contract Awards. Decorations: Secretary of the Navy Commendation;Naval Reserve Medal; American Defense Medal. Freemason. Married Edith Augusta Porter. [Sources: PFAH; (C). Pic: PFAH.]

Mr. Gilbert was the great-great-great-great-grandnephew of James Caldwell.

Succession

Propositus

James Caldwell
Propositus
(1734 — 1781)
Captain Jack Hite Gilbert
Great-great-great-great-grandnephew
(1900 — 1988)
Admitted 1951

Successors

Private
Admitted 1966
Private
Admitted 1980
Private
Admitted 1982