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John H. Magruder

John H. Magruder, naval officer, business executive. Awarded Legion of Merit, Navy Commendation, Mexican Service medal, others. Member American Clan Gregor Society (chieftain 1951-1954).


  • Magruder, John H. was born on July 1, 1889 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of John H. and Sarah A. (Slough) Magruder.

  • Education

    • Educated Friends schools, Washington, Cloyne, Newport, Rhode Island. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1911.


    • Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1912, and advanced through grades to commodore, 1943. Commanding officer United States Ship Fairfax, 1921, United States Ship Breck, 1924-1927. Naval attache The Hague, Netherlands, 1931-1933.

      Commanding officer United States Ship Nokomis, 1935-1936, United States Ship Augusta Flagship United States Asiatic Fleet, 1939-1941. Chief of staff Caribbean Sea Frontier, 1943-1944. Deputy commander forward areas Central Pacific, Marianas, 1944-1945.

      Took surrender Bonin Islands 1945. Retired, 1946. Chairman of board, Magruder, Inc., 1946-1963.


    Member American Clan Gregor Society (chieftain 1951-1954).


    • Married Esther Hosmer, July 10, 1918. Children: John H. 3d, Agnes (Mistress Phillips), Esther (Mistress Professional Corporation Brooks).
    • father: John H. Magruder
    • mother: Sarah A. (Slough) Magruder
    • spouse: Esther Hosmer
    • children: John H. 3d Magruder
    • Agnes Magruder (Mistress Phillips)
    • Esther Magruder (Mistress Professional Corporation Brooks)
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    Died August 20, 1963
    (aged 74)