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Thomas Starr King

Thomas Starr King, American transportation executive, retired naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with combat V. member of staff commander Seventh Fleet, Korean War; Member of the United States Naval Institute, American Ordnance Association.

Background

  • King, Thomas Starr was born on December 7, 1914 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Thomas Starr and Anne (Winchester) King.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1936. Master of Science in Elec.

      Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1945.

    Career

    • Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1936, advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1965. Commander experimental destroyer United States Ship Winslow, 1948-1949, Destroyer Division 212, 1954-1955, Destroyer Squadron 5, 1961-1962, Destroyer Flotillas 5 and 11, 1962-1963, 65-66. Member of staff commander Seventh Fleet, Korean War.

      Commander United States Ship Observation Island, Polaris experimental test ship, 1960-1961. Graduated from Nava War College 1952. Assistant chief Bureau Naval Weapons, 1964-1965.

      Manufacturing officer Naval Gun Factory, 1955-1958. Commander joint navy-airforce task group that recovered Astronaut Shirra, 1962, Astronaut Cooper, 1963. Commander Cruiser Destroyer Flotilla 11, 1965-1966.

      Assistant chief naval operations (training), Washington, 1966-1970. General manager Tri Country Metropolitan Transportation District Oregon, Portland, from 1970.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member of staff commander Seventh Fleet, Korean War. Member of the United States Naval Institute, American Ordnance Association.

    Connections

    • Married Jeanne Sanford Everett, August 10, 1938. Children: Thomas Starr IV, William Kimberly, Anne Stuart.
    • father: Thomas Starr King
    • mother: Anne (Winchester) King
    • spouse: Jeanne Sanford Everett
    • children: Thomas Starr IV King
    • William Kimberly King
    • Anne Stuart King
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    Born December 7, 1914
    Died May 28, 1981
    (aged 66)
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