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Clifford Evans Van Hook, American naval officer. member United States Naval Mission to Brazil, 1927-1930.

Background

Hook, Clifford Evans Van was born on April 10, 1886 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of John Clifford and Carrie Evans Van Hook.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1909. Graduated from Nava War College, 1923, Army War College, 1934.

Career

Hugh Wyman Howard, United States Navy), Margaret (wife of Lieutenant Eliot Hubbard, III, United States Navy Reserve), Gordan. Married second Winifred Pigott Pendergast, April 22, 1946. Entered Navy, 1909; promoted through grades to rear admiral 1942.

Served in Mexican Campaign, 1944, and World War I. Aide to Admiral William Sims (president Naval War College) and to his successor, Admiral G S. Williams, 1922-1923. Member United States Naval Mission to Brazil, 1927-1930.

On staff, Command and General staff schedul, 1931. Professor naval science and tactics, University of California, 1937-1940. Commanding officer, United States Ship Portland, Pacific Fleet, 1940-1942, commander Panama Sea Frontier and commandant 15th Naval District (Canal Zone), 1942-1943.

Deputy commander 7th Fleet, 1943-1945. Commander United States Naval Forces Australia-New Guinea, 1945-1946. General inspector Western Sea Frontier and Pacific Reserve Fleet, 1946-1947.

Retired May 1948. Decorations: (United States Navy) Mexican Campaign, Victory, Navy Cross, American Defense Service, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, American Area Campaign. Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service, Distinguished Service (Army). Gran Oficial, Orden de Boyaca (Columbia).

Presidential Medal of Merit (Nicaragua). Gran Oficial, Orden de Condor de los Andes (Bolivia). Orden de Abdon Calderon (Equador).

Gran Oficial, Orden de Vasco Nuñez de Balboa (Panama). Gran Oficial, Orden Militar de Ayacucha (Peru).

Membership

Member United States Naval Mission to Brazil, 1927-1930. Clubs: Army and Navy Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Helen Reid Evans, September 24, 1912 (deceased).; married second Winifred Pigott Pendergast, April. Children: Helen (wife of Commander.

father:
John Clifford

mother:
Carrie Evans Van Hook

spouses:
Helen Reid Evans

2d Winifred Pigott Pendergast

child:
Helen (wife of Comdr Hook