John Robie Eastman

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John Robie Eastman

Birthplace: Andover, NH
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Royal Friend Eastman and Saphronia Mayo
Husband of Mary Jane Ambrose
Brother of Helen Marr Eastman

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About John Robie Eastman

He was a Civil War Veteran who defended Washington, DC, during General Early's raid on July 12 - 13 July 1864. Other engagements as well during that War. On 7 Nov 1862 passed examination and appointed Assistant U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. On 17 Feb 1865, appointed Professor of Mathematics, U.S. Navy, with the rank of Lt Commander and stationed there until his retirement in 1899. During that time attained the ranks of Cammander and Captain. In 1898, elected the FIRST President of the Washington Academy of Science.

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John Robie Eastman's Timeline

July 29, 1836
Andover, NH
- 1862
Age 16
taught school
November 7, 1862
Age 26
Passed the exam and was appointed assistant in the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC
Age 25
Graduated from the Chandler Scientific School at Dartmouth College
February 17, 1865
- 1899
Age 28
Appointed professor of mathematics, US Navy, with the rank of lieutenant-commander
December 26, 1866
Age 30
New Hampshire
Age 61
Retired with the rank of Captain and returned to Andover
Age 62
September 26, 1913
Age 77
Andover, Merrimack, New Hampshire