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captain , United States Navy

Arthur Kennedy Atkins, American naval officer. member Aircraft Board, Joint Army and Navy Technology Board, Joint Army and Navy Airship Board.

Background

Atkins, Arthur Kennedy was born on October 4, 1881 in Charlotte, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles Morton and Maria Theresa (Kennedy) Atkins.

Education

Graduated from the high school, Butte, Montana, 1899. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1905. Post-graduate course, same academic, 1913.

Career

Promoted through various grades to commander, 1917. Assigned to duty Navy Department, Washington, March 1917. Appointed member Aircraft Board, Joint Army and Navy Technology Board, Joint Army and Navy Airship Board and member sub-committee National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics.

Later served as chairman Army-Navy Helium Board, technical assistant Army-Navy Aeronautics Board, European director of construction and repair, 1920, European operating manager, 1921, assistant European director, 1922, United States Shipping Board. Manager United States Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina., 1923-1926. Assistant United States Naval Attache, attached to American embassies, London, Rome, Paris and Berlin, and to American Legation, The Hague, from 1926.

Membership

Member, Aircraft Board. Joint Army and Navy Technical Board. Joint Army and Navy Airship Board.

Subordinate committee National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics. Chairman, Army Navy Helium Board. Technical Assistant Army Navy Aeronautics Board.

European Director of Construction, 1920. European operating Manager, 1921. Assistant European Director, United States Shipping Board, 1922.

Manager, United States Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina, 1923-1926. Assistant United States Na/val Attache, London, Paris, Rome, The Hague, Berlin, 1926-1928. United States Ship Florida, 1928-1929.

Navy Yard, New York, 1921. Promoted to Captain, 1929.

  • Member, Aircraft Board. Joint Army and Navy Technology Board. Joint Army and Navy Airship Board. Subordinate committee National. Advisory Comm, on Aeronautics. Chairman, Army Navy Helium Board. Technology Assistant Army Navy Aeronautics Board. European Director of Construction, 1920. European operating Manager, 1921. Assistant European Director, United States Shipping Board, 1922. Manager, United States Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina, 1923-1926. Assistant United States Na/val Attache, London, Paris, Rome, The Hague, Berlin, 1926-1928. United States Ship Florida, 1928-1929. Navy Yard, New York, 1921. Promoted to Captain, 1929.

Connections

Married Frances Griswold Terry of Annapolis, Maryland, October 24, 1907. Children: Griswold Terry, Barry Kennedy, Janet Wolcott.

father:
Charles Morton Atkins

mother:
Maria Theresa (Kennedy) Atkins

spouse:
Frances Griswold Terry

children:
Griswold Terry Atkins

Barry Kennedy Atkins

Janet Wolcott Atkins