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Ernest J. King

AKA Ernest Joseph King

Born: 23-Nov-1878
Birthplace: Lorain, OH
Died: 25-Jun-1956
Location of death: Portsmouth, NH
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chief of Naval Operations, 1942-45

Military service: US Navy (1901-45, Fleet Adm.)

Father: James Clydesdale King
Mother: Elizabath Keam
Wife: Martha Rankin Egerton ("Mattie", m. 10-Oct-1905, six daughters, one son)
Daughter: Claire
Daughter: Eleanor
Daughter: Elizabeth
Daughter: Florence
Daughter: Martha
Daughter: Mildred
Son: Ernest, Jr.

    University: US Naval Academy, Annapolis (1901)
    Administrator: President, Naval Postgraduate School

    Chief of Naval Operations (1942-45)
    US War Department Commander-in-Chief, US Fleet (1941-42)
    Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (1940-41)
    US War Department Commander, Aircraft, Naval Air Station North Island (1936-39)
    US War Department Chief, Bureau of Aeronautics (1933-36)
    US War Department Commander, carrier USS Lexington (1930-32)
    US War Department Commander, tender USS Wright (1926-29)
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Navy Cross
    Sampson Medal
    Stroke 1947


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