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naval officer , business executive.

Adolphus Andrews, naval officer, business executive.


Andrews, Adolphus was born on October 7, 1879 in in Galveston, Texas, on. Son of Adolphus Rutherford and Louise Caroline (Davis) Andrews.


Educated University of Texas, 1896-1897. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1901, United States Naval War College, 1920.


Ensign, 1901; promoted through grades to rear admiral January 1934. Attached to United States Ship Dolphin as junior naval aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, 1904-1906. Aide to superintendent United States Naval Academy, 1911-1914.

Gunnery officer United States Ship Michigan, took part in landing at Vera Cruz, 1914. Executive officer United States Ship Mississippi, 1917-1918. Commanding United States Ship Massachusetts, 1918.

Commanding United States Ship Mayflower, senior naval aide to President Harding, 1922. Escorted President Harding to Alaska. Commanding United States Ship Mayflower, senior naval aide to President Coolidge, 1923-1926.

Naval representative Disarmament Conference Geneva, 1926, 27. Commanding Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, 1927-1929, United States Ship Texas, 1929-1931. Chief of staff Naval War College, 1931-1933.

Chief of staff Battle Force, 1933. Chief of staff, United States Fleet, 1934, 35. Chief of bureau of Navigation, 1935-1938.

Vice admiral commarding Fleet Scouting Force, 1938-1941. Commandant Third Naval District and commander North Atlantic Naval Frontier, 1941-1942. Vice admiral commanding Eastern Sea Frontier, 1942-1943.

Vice admiral retired on special duty, Navy Department, Washington, District of Columbia. Relieved of active duty, July 1, 1945. Commissioner Pacific Ocean Areas National Red Cross, Honolulu, T.H., 1945-1946.

Now president Waples-Platter Company, Fort Worth, Texas.


Married Berenice Waples Platter, September 16, 1914. Children: Frances Waples, Adolphus.

Adolphus Rutherford Andrews

Louise Caroline (Davis) Andrews

Berenice Waples Platter

Frances Waples Andrews

Adolphus Andrews