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Adolphus Staton

Adolphus Staton, American real estate executive, naval officer. Awarded Medal of Honor, 1915, Navy Cross, 1920, Spanish American War medal, 1898, Mexican Campaign medal, 1914, Cuban Army of Pacification medal, 1906, World War medal, 1918.

Background

  • Staton, Adolphus was born on August 28, 1879 in Tarboro, North Carolina, United States. Son of Lycurgus Lafayette and Kate Elony (Baker) Staton.

  • Education

    • Student Virginia Military Institute, 1896-1897, U. North Carolina, 1897-1898. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1902. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington, U. Law School, 1917.

      Graduate Navy War College, 1921, Army War College, 1932.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Lucy. Began as naval officer, 1902, held successively commissions as ensign, Lieutenant, Lieutenant commander, captain and retired as rear admiral, 1937. Turret officer, United States Ship Connecticut, 1906-1907. Executive officer United States Ship Mount Vernon and United States Ship Leviathan, transports, during World War.

      Commanded naval ships Dubuque, Argonne, Asheville, Black Hawk, Nevada, and destroyer squadrons. Admitted to District of Columbia Bar 1917, Maryland. bar, 1939. Executive vice president Falkland Properties, Inc., and The Falkland Company, real estate, Silver Spring, Maryland., since 1937.

    Membership

    Clubs: New York Yacht (New York City). Member of the board of Governors).

    Connections

    • Married Edith Blair, July 28, 1917.
    • father: Lycurgus Lafayette Staton
    • mother: Kate Elony (Baker) Staton
    • spouse: Edith Blair
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    Died June, 1964
    (aged 84)
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