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VADM Stuart Howe Ingersoll
Birth: Jun. 3, 1898
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1983
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

US Navy Vice Admiral. Although born in Massachusetts he spent his early childhood in Portland, Maine. After high school graduation in 1917 he was accepted as a cadet at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. During World War I he was a midshipman aboard the USS Missouri then serving as part of the Atlantic Fleet. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1921 and was assigned to sea duty for the next five years. He then requested and received permission to transfer to Naval aviation where he later earned his wings. By the beginning of World War II he had been promoted to Captain and performed as a staff operations officer for the escort of the North Atlantic Fleet convoys. In 1944 he was given command of the aircraft carrier USS Monterey. During an engagement near Formosa the Monterey came under intense fire, subsequently damaging the ship to the point that Admiral Halsey urged him to abandon ship. He and his crew continued their efforts to bring the fire under control and after many hours the fire was put out. For his actions he was awarded the Navy Cross. In 1945 he was promoted to Rear Admiral and was appointed the Commandant of the United States Naval Academy. In 1947 he became Commander in Chief, Pacific Command and Pacific Fleet and shortly afterwards was assigned as the director of strategic planning in the Navy Department. Two years later he was transferred as director of strategic planning in the Navy Department and as the Navy member of the Joint Strategic Plans Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After this assignment was concluded he became the Assistant Chief of Naval Operations, and commandant of the Sixth Fleet then stationed in the Mediterranean. In 1955 he was promoted to Vice Admiral and became the Commander in Chief of the Seventh Fleet then stationed in the Pacific. As commander of the Pacific Fleet he commanded 250,00 Navy and Marine personnel, 2,000 aircraft and 200 ships. He later became the head of the Taiwan Defense Command and in 1957 was appointed president of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and remained in that position until his retirement in 1960. During his career in the Navy in participated in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and as part of the War College was instrumental in the War on Terrorism. 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur Ingersoll (1867 - 1955)
  Bernice Howe Ingersoll (1874 - 1940)
 
 Spouses:
  Elinor Winifred Dorrance Ingersoll (1907 - 1977)*
  Josephine Sprigman Ingersoll (1904 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Josephine Ingersoll Jennings (1926 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery
Hinsdale
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Jun 05, 2011
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VADM Stuart Howe Ingersoll
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VADM Stuart Howe Ingersoll
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VADM Stuart Howe Ingersoll
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