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Thomas Benton Howard

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Thomas Benton Howard Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
Death
10 Nov 1920 (aged 66)
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA GPS-Latitude: 38.9871521, Longitude: -76.4916186
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United States Navy Admiral. He received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in June of 1869, graduating on May 31, 1873. In 1874 he was promoted to Ensign, then Master in early 1879, Junior Lieutenant in 1883, full Lieutenant in 1885 and Lieutenant Commander in 1899, where during the Spanish-American War he served under Admiral George E. Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay. After the war he would command in succession The "USS Chesapeake", "USS Nevada", "USS Olympia", "USS Tennessee" and the "USS Ohio", rising to the rank of Captain. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1910, in 1914 he was appointed Commander in Chief of the United States Navy Pacific Fleet. During that same year he commanded a squadron of American vessels in the Gulf of California due to the Mexican Revolution. In 1915 he was promoted to the temporary rank of Admiral, only the fifth full admiral in the history of the United States. He retired on August 10, 1916 and became Superintendent of the United States Naval Observatory, holding that position until 1919.
United States Navy Admiral. He received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in June of 1869, graduating on May 31, 1873. In 1874 he was promoted to Ensign, then Master in early 1879, Junior Lieutenant in 1883, full Lieutenant in 1885 and Lieutenant Commander in 1899, where during the Spanish-American War he served under Admiral George E. Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay. After the war he would command in succession The "USS Chesapeake", "USS Nevada", "USS Olympia", "USS Tennessee" and the "USS Ohio", rising to the rank of Captain. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1910, in 1914 he was appointed Commander in Chief of the United States Navy Pacific Fleet. During that same year he commanded a squadron of American vessels in the Gulf of California due to the Mexican Revolution. In 1915 he was promoted to the temporary rank of Admiral, only the fifth full admiral in the history of the United States. He retired on August 10, 1916 and became Superintendent of the United States Naval Observatory, holding that position until 1919.

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  • Originally Created by: Saratoga
  • Added: Jul 11, 2011
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73186858/thomas_benton-howard: accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Benton Howard (10 Aug 1854–10 Nov 1920), Find a Grave Memorial ID 73186858, citing United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.