Arthur Philip Fairfield Edit Profile
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.