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RADM Thomas Pickett “T. P.” Magruder

RADM Thomas Pickett “T. P.” Magruder

Birth
Yazoo County, Mississippi, USA
Death 26 May 1938 (aged 70)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 6, Site 8609
Memorial ID 49252138 · View Source
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Born at Cottage Home, the residence of
Col. Micajah and Jane Eliza (Clark) Pickett, near Benton, MS.

One of T. P.'s fifth cousins wrote this in the early 1980's:

"Admiral Thomas Pickett Magruder was renowned for two attributes. He was well-nigh cashiered in the same manner as was the well-known Billy Mitchell for similar, stringent advocacy of carrier aircraft. The second (more marvelous, of course) attribute was being known as the most legendary, lecherous wolf of the Pacific Fleet.

"Ol’ T. P., regarded either hatefully or trepidatiously depending upon the sex involved and/or encountered, was by all accounts within my kin one helluva rake. Numa Watson, eventually a brigadier general with Eisenhower, and his wife, Mrs. General Watson, were stationed at Schofield Barracks [Honolulu] during the Thirties when the cry “The Fleet’s in!” was an occasion for unrestrained revelry. After the War began in the Forties, Mrs. General Watson, then residing on Manatee Avenue in Bradenton, Florida, regaled me with lurid tales about Ol’ T. P. According to Mrs. General Watson, as she so described the drill in her gentle, self-deprecating manner, Ol’ T. P. had an inordinate fondness for her gluteus maximus, in addition to certain primary appendages of the mature female. I never learned, I hasten to add, what sort or nature of consummation, if any, resulted from the Admiral’s extreme interest but, viewing Mrs. General Watson, a handsome lady indeed, it is not difficult to presume the Admiral’s intent and interest."

A great nephew adds:

"His difficulty with the Navy is well documented and available on line. He was the Commandant of the Fourth Naval District (The Philadelphia Navy Yard) in the 1920's. He was relieved of command by the Secretary of the Navy for writing an article in the Saturday Evening Post in which he said the country was spending two million dollars a year for a one million dollar Navy. He was very critical of the amount of waste and inefficiency in Navy spending."


Gravesite Details Rear Admiral USN (Retired)

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  • Maintained by: J
  • Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49252138
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for RADM Thomas Pickett “T. P.” Magruder (29 Nov 1867–26 May 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49252138, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by J (contributor 47067416) .