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Naval officer

Alexander Sharp, American naval officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (2) for service in World World War World War II. Member of the United States Naval Institute, National Geography Society.

Background

Sharp, Alexander was born on August 13, 1885 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Alexander and Josephine (Hand) Sharp.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1906. Graduate, Naval War College, 1924.

Career

George Hand, Lieutenant United States Navy, 1906, and advanced through grades to vice admiral, 1942. Served in destroyers, cruisers, battleships. Commanded 6 destroyers, cruiser Concord, battleship Idaho.

Commander United States Ship Downes, World War I, Battleship div., Battleships, Atlantic Fleet, Service Force Atlantic and Minecraft, Pacific Fleet, World World War World War II.

Membership

Member of the United States Naval Institute, National Geography Society. Clubs: Army Navy (Washington), Hawthorne County (La Plata, Maryland.).

Connections

Married Cornelia D. Janin, May 17, 1911. Children: Alexander, Edward Janin (deceased).

father:
Alexander Sharp

mother:
Josephine (Hand) Sharp

spouse:
Cornelia D. Janin

children:
Alexander Sharp

Edward Janin Sharp (deceased)