United States Navy Admiral. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1885, served at the US Navy Department and on several ships in the Pacific during the Spanish-American War. From 1907 to 1909, he was a Lieutenant Commander Executive Officer on the battleship USS Nebraska. In late 1909, he was promoted Commander and appointed Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, serving until 1911. From 1912 to 1914, he was Governor of Guam, served as Captain of the battleship USS Georgia and was commissioned Rear Admiral in command of a battleship division in the Atlantic, in 1918. He was selected as Chief of Naval Operations to the Pacific in September 1919 and was Commander in Chief of the Trans-Pacific Fleet until 1923. From 1925 until his retirement in 1928, he served as Commandant of the Fifth US Naval District.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith