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Carl Frederick Holden, American naval officer. member United States Naval mission to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, 1927-1930.


Holden, Carl Frederick was born on May 25, 1895 in Bangor, Maine, United States. Son of William F. and Mary Ellen (Riley) Holden.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1917. Master of Science (electrical communication engineering), Harvard, 1924.


November 27, 1919; children—Jean, Carl Frederick. Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1917, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1945. Duty in destroyers, Queenstown, Ireland and Brest, France, 1917-1919, as Executive officer, navigator, engineering officer, 1919-1922.

On staff of commander, destroyer scouting force, Atlantic, 1924-1927. Member United States Naval mission to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, 1927-1930. Communication officer, United States Ship Arizona, 1931-1932.

Commander United States Ship Tarbell, 1932-1934. District communication officer, 14th Naval District, Honolulu, T.H., 1934-1936. Navigator United States S. Idaho, commanding officer.

United States Ship Ramapo, 1936-1938. In charge of radio shore activities, office of director of naval communications, United States Navy Department, 1938-1940. Executive officer, United States Ship Pennsylvania, 1940-1942.

Communication officer, United States Fleet, 1942, director of naval communications, 1942-1943. Commanding officer, United States Ship New Jersey, Task Force 38 and 58, Pacific, 1943-1945. Commander cruiser div., Pacific, 1945.

Commander training command, Atlantic fleet, 1946-1952. Commander, United States Naval base, New York, 1948-1952, retired 1952. President Federal Telecommunication laboratories, Inc., since 1952.


Member United States Naval mission to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, 1927-1930. Clubs: Army Navy, Army Navy Country (Washington), New York Yacht. India House (New York City), Racquet and Tennis (New York City), Union (New York City).


Married Cordelia Folsom Carlisle. Children: Jean, Carl Frederick.

William F. Holden

Mary Ellen (Riley) Holden

Cordelia Folsom Carlisle.

Jean Holden

Carl Frederick Holden