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Dewey, Admiral George Admiral of the Navy, United States Navy

Male 1837 - 1917  (79 years)


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  • Name Dewey, George  [1, 2
    • G00187
    Title Admiral  
    Suffix Admiral of the Navy, United States Navy 
    Born 26 Dec 1837  Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1858 and 1917  [3
    on active duty in the U. S. Navy 
    Education 18 Jun 1858  United States Naval Academy, 121 Blake Road, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Milit-End 16 Jan 1917  Washington, DC, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He is the only person in the history of the United States to have attained the most senior rank in the US Navy: Admiral of the Navy! Congress voted that he never be placed on the retirement list
    Died 16 Jan 1917  Washington, DC, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Initiatory 30 Jan 2015 
    Milit-Beg
    • A summary of his duty follows:
      Service/branch United States Navy
      Years of service1858–1917
      Rank
      Admiral of the Navy
      US Naval Academy, June 1858
      Midshipman, January 1861
      Master, February 1861
      Lieutenant, April 1861
      Lieutenant Commander, March 1865
      Commander, April 1872
      Captain, September 1884
      Commodore, February 1896
      Rear Admiral, May 1898
      Admiral, March 1899
      Admiral of the Navy, March 1899
      Commands heldAsiatic Squadron
      General Board of the United States Navy
      Battles/wars
      American Civil War
      Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip
      Battle of New Orleans
      Battle of Port Hudson
      First Battle of Fort Fisher
      Second Battle of Fort Fisher
      Spanish–American War
      Battle of Manila Bay
      SignatureGeorge Dewey signature.jpg
    Reference Number 187 
    Reference Number KH8B-XP9 
    Buried Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I187  Goodwin
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2016 

    Family ID F164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Dewey, George Goodwin,   b. 22 Dec 1872, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1963  (Age 90 years)
    Family ID F163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    187p002-GeoDewey
    187p002-GeoDewey
    187p001-George_Dewey_at_the_Na
    187p001-George_Dewey_at_the_Na
    As he appears at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D. C.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2414] Title as "LT (later ADM)" (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S2658] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dewey (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S2414] .

    4. [S2658] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dewey.

    5. [S2658] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dewey.