Spencer Cosby

CFA Service: 1910–1913

Spencer Cosby graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1887 and served in the Corps of Engineers.  As officer-in-charge of the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds for Washington, D.C., Cosby oversaw the construction of new executive offices at the White House, including the Oval Office (1909–13), and served as the first secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.  He later became the military attaché at the American Embassy in Paris.