Military officer. Born–September 15, 1897, Centreville. Married–Ellen Manning. Children–three. Education– Studied at Marion Institute and University of Alabama; graduate of United States Naval Academy; graduate work at the Naval Academy; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. Distinguished naval career from 1919 until his retirement in 1957, achieving rank of admiral. Served in Paris and Lisbon; executive officer of the U.S.S. Saratoga, participator in invasions of Guadalcanal, Palau, and Leyte; deputy commander-in-chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean and later, deputy commander. After retirement, president of Marion Institute. Navy Cross, French Legion of Honor, and Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Died November 5, 1988.
Files at Centreville, Ala., Public Library.
Crest of the Wave. New York; Vantage Press, 1974.