Adolphus Washington Greely
Adolphus Washington Greely was chief of the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1887 to 1908(?).
He procured a balloon for the Signal Corps and deployed it in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. He advocated army support for the work of Samuel Pierpont Langley. He also promoted the development of telegraph and radio communications.
|Names||Adolphus Washington Greely|
|Locations||Newburyport, Massachusetts; Washington, DC|
|Tech areas||Communications, Military|
|Affiliations||United States Army Signal Corps, National Geographic Society|
- Rebecca Robbins Raines, "Greely, Adolphus W. (1844–1935)"; in Military Communications: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century, ed. Chriostpher H. Sterling; ABC-CLIO, 2008; pp. 199–200.