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Naval officer

Charles Horatia Mcmorris, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal (twice), Legion of Merit, Presidential Unit Citation, Mexican Border, World War I, Second Nicaraguan, Pearl Harbor, Victory and Asiatic-Pacific ribbons.

Background

Mcmorris, Charles Horatia was born on August 31, 1890 in Wetumpka, Alabama, United States. Son of Spencer James and Annie Amanda (Robison) Mcmorris.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1912. Graduated from Nava War College, 1938.

Career

1 son, David Spencer. Entered United States Navy, 1908, advanced through grades to vice admiral, 1943. Head war plans division, staff Commander in Chief, Pacific Area, 1941-1942.

Commanded United States Ship San Francisco during battle Lunga Point, 1942, Task Force in Aleutians during battle of Kormandorskis, 1943. Chief of staff Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas, 1943-1945. Fourth Fleet, 1946. Chairman General Board, 1947-1948.

Commandant 14th Naval District and Hawaiian Sea Frontier, 1948.

Connections

father:
Spencer James Mcmorris

mother:
Annie Amanda (Robison) Mcmorris