George Washington, 1858–1928, U.S. major general and engineer: chief engineer of the Panama Canal 1907–14; governor of the Canal Zone 1914–16.
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How to use Goethals in a sentence
It is only seven oclock, but the chief engineer—Colonel Goethals, now—is at the station ready to take the early train.Heroes of To-Day | Mary R. Parkman
I dont believe that I quite like our name, remarked little George Goethals in the confidence of the family circle one evening.Heroes of To-Day | Mary R. Parkman
The world's greatest engineer, Colonel Goethals, will also be at leisure.The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado | Logan Marshall
I assured the chief that both Roosevelt and Goethals were well at last account, and he veered to other topics.White Shadows in the South Seas | Frederick O'Brien
And then there is the Goethals way of managing a labor camp.They Who Knock at Our Gates | Mary Antin