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Alfred Thayer Mahan
Birth: Sep. 27, 1840
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1914
Quogue
Suffolk County
New York, USA

American Naval Officer and Historian. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Mahan served as a Union officer during the Civil War. He is perhaps best known as the author of the 1890 book "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783," which advocated a navy of overwhelming force and is widely considered the most influential work on naval strategy ever written. Mahan would also serve as president of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1892 to 1893. He retired as rear admiral in 1896, but returned to the navy during the Spanish-American War to serve on the Naval War board. (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Dennis Hart Mahan (1802 - 1871)
  Mary Helena Mahan (1815 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellen Lyle Mahan (1851 - 1927)
 
 Children:
  Helen Evans Mahan (1873 - 1963)*
  Ellen Kuhn Mahan (1877 - 1947)*
 
 Sibling:
  Jane Leigh Mahan (____ - 1945)*
  Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840 - 1914)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
US Navy
 
Burial:
Quogue Cemetery
Quogue
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Stuthehistoryguy
Record added: Oct 10, 2003
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