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Naval officer

Christian Joy Peoples, American naval officer.


Peoples, Christian Joy was born on October 17, 1876 in in Iowa. Son of Robert A. and Lydia (Love) Peoples.


St. Ignatius College, Sacred Heart College, Vallejo High School. Special course University of California.


Appointed to the Supply Corps of the Navy, with rank of ensign, March 27, 1900. Promoted through the grades to rear admiral, July 1, 1917. Supply officer of United States Ship Wilmington, Asiatic Station, 1901-1904.

Navy Department, 1904-1911. Supply officer battleship Utah, Atlantic Fleet, 1910-1914. Appointed general inspector Supply Corps and assistant to chief of bureau of supplies and accounts, Navy Department, 1914-1920.

Developed purchase system of the navy. Standardized the steaming coal and fuel oil system. Navy representative of exports control committee during World War.

Also of clearance div. War Industries Board, etc. Actg. paymaster general of the Navy, January-May 1921.

General inspector Supply Corps for Pacific Coast, 1921-1930. In charge of Naval Supply Depot, Brooklyn, New York, 1930-1933. Paymaster general of Navy and Chief of Bureau Supplies and Accounts, Navy Department, 1933-1935.

Director Procurement Division of Treasury, 1933-1939. General inspector Supply Corps for Pacific Coast, since 1939. Home: Washington, Distric.


Married Leila Warren, March 18, 1901. Children: Leila, Pamela.

Robert A. Peoples

Lydia (Love) Peoples

Leila Warren

Leila Peoples

Pamela Peoples