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Claude Sexton Gillette, American naval officer. Decorated Silver Star (World War I), overseas campaign medals for World War I and World World War World War II. Member of the United States Naval Engineers Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Background

Gillette, Claude Sexton was born on February 1, 1886 in Cherokee, Iowa, United States. Son of Mark Daniel and Mary (Hull) Gillette.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1909, Bachelor of Science, 1916. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1917.

Career

Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1909, advancing through the grades to rear admiral, 1942. Served in various capacities in ships and stations throughout the world, with specialization in industrial and ship maintenance activities. Industrial manager United States Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H., April 1939-June 1942.

Directly in charge of salvage and rehabilitation of vessels damaged and sunk in the catastrophe of December 7, 1941, and industrial reconstruction and preparation of that great base for the Pacific war. Manager, Puget Sound navy yard, 1942-1945.

Membership

Member of the United States Naval Engineers Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Connections

Married Lydia Baxter, September 7, 1937.

father:
Mark Daniel Gillette

mother:
Mary (Hull) Gillette

spouse:
Lydia Baxter