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Josephus Daniels
Birth: May 18, 1862
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1948
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

Political Figure. As editor and publisher of the Raleigh, N.C., News and Observer, he became a major editorial voice in the South. He was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Wilson in 1913. A number of his naval reforms included abolishing the officer's wine mess, the introduction of women into the service, and establishment of service schools on board ships and stations. He made clear his great interest in the common man, favoring promotion from the ranks and inaugurating the practice of making 100 sailors from the fleet eligible for entrance into the Naval Academy annually. Under his leadership, the Navy expanded greatly and fought effectively in World War I. He resigned as head of the Navy Department in 1921, returning to his job as editor and publisher of the News and Observer until his appointment as Ambassador to Mexico by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He served from 1933 to 1942. After furthering FDR's "Good Neighbor" policy with Mexico, he devoted the remainder of his life to editing and the writing of a number of books, including Our Navy at War and Life of Woodrow Wilson.  (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Addie Worth Bagley Daniels (1869 - 1943)
 
 Children:
  Adelaide Worth Daniels (1892 - 1893)*
  Josephus Daniels (1894 - 1964)*
  Worth Bagley Daniels (1899 - 1978)*
  Jonathan Worth Daniels (1902 - 1981)*
  Frank Arthur Daniels (1904 - 1986)*
  Addie Bagley Daniels (1911 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Raleigh
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Sect A, Plot 122-150
GPS (lat/lon): 35.78471, -78.62401
 
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Record added: Nov 05, 2003
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On your 153rd birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: May. 17, 2015
Along with bringing improvements to American sea forces, Daniels removed the traditional rum-based grog popular on British vessels, replacing it with coffee. Sailors called their new drink, "A cup of Joe."
- Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 24, 2015

- Brandon Burns
 Added: Mar. 1, 2015
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