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Naval officer

Cleland Nelson Offley, American naval officer. Served on Oregon, Spanish-American War, 1898, Solace, 1903-1905.

Background

Offley, Cleland Nelson was born on June 8, 1869 in Georgetown, District of Columbia. Son of Holmes E. and Mary (Nelson) Offley.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1889.

Career

Promoted assistant engineer, July 1, 1891. Passed assistant engineer, December 14, 1896. Transferred to the line as Lieutenant, March 3, 1899.

Lieutenant commander, July 1, 1905. Commander, July 1, 1910. Captain, August 10, 1916.

Membership

Served on Oregon, Spanish-American War, 1898, Solace, 1903-1905.

Connections

Married Margaret A. Greenlees, July 14, 1891.

father:
Holmes E. Offley

mother:
Mary (Nelson) Offley

spouse:
Margaret A. Greenlees