William W. Harts, a colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, graduated in 1889 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was stationed in San Francisco during the 1906 earthquake and helped with the rebuilding efforts, including developing designs for prefabricated housing. He served as part of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal. Harts retired from the army in 1930 with the rank of brigadier general.
CFA Service: 1913–1917