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Arthur Philip Fairfield, American naval officer. Decorated Spanish-American War campaign badge, Victory medal, Navy Cross, Victory medal World World War II (United States); Order of Crown of Leopold (Belgium), Order of St. Olaf (Norwegian); honorary commander Order British Empire. Member Naval Institute, Delta Kappa Epsilon.


Fairfield, Arthur Philip was born on October 29, 1877 in Saco, Maine, United States. Son of Rufus Albert and Frances Mary (Patten) Fairfield.


Student Thornton Academy, Saco, Maine, 1892-1895. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1895-1897, honorary Master of Arts, 1924. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1901.


Began as naval cadet, 1897. Served as such in United States Ship Columbia during Spanish-American War. Advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1934.

During World War commander United States Ship McDougal and United States Ship Gregory, later on staff Admiral Sims, Queenstown, Ireland. Member General Board, Navy Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1937-1939. Later commander Battleship Division 3, United States Ship Idaho, flagship.

Retired with rank of vice admiral November 1, 1941. In active service after retirement until December 1946.


Member Naval Institute, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Clubs: New York Yacht, Ends of the Earth (New York City).


Married Nancy Douglas Duval, June 14, 1906.

Rufus Albert Fairfield

Frances Mary (Patten) Fairfield

Nancy Douglas Duval