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Richard Worsam Meade
Birth: Oct. 8, 1837
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 4, 1897
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Navy Officer. He was commissioned a Lieutenant, U.S.N., 1858 and was assigned to duty as an ordnance instructor to the receiving ship USS Ohio, Boston, 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 1862, and was in command of the ship USS Louisville on the Mississippi River, 1862; head of the Steamship Department, Naval Academy, 1865-68; commissioned Commander, 1868; prepared Manual of the Boat Exercises of the Naval Academy, 1868; promoted to Captain, 1880; Commandant, Washington Navy Yard, 1887-90; promoted to Commodore, 1892; Naval Representative at the World Columbian Exposition, Chicago; promoted to Rear Admiral, 1894, in command of the North Atlantic Squadron. His retirement before the age limit, resulted from a disagreement with the Navy Department concerning the way in which he had been treated officially. An article which appeared in the New York Tribune represented Admiral Meade as criticizing the administration and using the sentence "I am an American and a Union man, two things this administration can't stand." Subsequently when Secretary Herbert asked him to affirm or deny this statement, he returned a non-committal answer. Soon there were rumors that he would be court-martialed for disrespect to the President, whereupon he requested his retirement. President Grover Cleveland, in granting his request, censured his conduct. 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Worsam Meade (1807 - 1870)
  Clara Forsyth Meigs Meade (1811 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Paulding Meade (1837 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Annie Paulding Meade (1866 - 1951)*
  Charlotte Hustler Meade (1876 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Worsam Meade (1837 - 1897)
  Henry Meigs Meade (1840 - 1897)*
  Robert Leamy Meade (1842 - 1910)*
  Katharine Clara Meade (1851 - 1851)*
  James M.W. Meade (1854 - 1858)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Site 255
 
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Originally Created by: Gregory Spesh
Record added: Oct 15, 2005
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