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Josephus Daniels

  • Birth 18 May 1862 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Death 15 Jan 1948 Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot Sect A, Plot 122-150
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  • Memorial ID 8063314

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.

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  • Added: 5 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8063314
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josephus Daniels (18 May 1862–15 Jan 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8063314, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .