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Naval officer

Charles Welford Fox, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit (with gold star).


Fox, Charles Welford was born on December 5, 1894 in Baltimore. Son of Henry William and Mary Ella (Gressit) Fox.


Educated in public schools, Baltimore, m. Aida Moore Smith, April 30, 1919.


Enlisted in the United States Navy, 1913, appointed pay clerk, 1917. Commissioned ensign supply corps, December 12, 1918, advanced through grades to vice admiral. Served at Naval Air Station, Moutchic, Lacanau, 1918, also with Northern Bombing Group, Autiques, Pas de Calais, United States Naval Training Camp, Deer Island, Massachusetts, 1918-1919, Naval Air Station, Cape May, New Jersey, 1919-1920.

Charge aviation supply division Bureau Supplies and Accounts, Washington, 1942-1944. Assistant aviation supply officer Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia, 1944-1945. Supply officer in command Navy Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg, 1945-1948.

Appointed deputy and assistant chief Bureau Supplies and Accounts, Navy Department, 1948, chief and paymaster general, 1949-1951, chief of naval materiel, 1951-1953, retired President emeritus board of trustees St. Luke’s and Children’s Medical Center, Philadelphia.


Children: Virginia Rachael (Mistress Knights of Columbus Wydler), Mary Ellen, Charles Welford.

Henry William Fox

Mary Ella (Gressit) Fox

Charles Welford Fox

Mary Ellen Fox

Virginia Rachael Fox (Mistress Knights of Columbus Wydler)