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Naval officer

Daniel Mershon Garrison, American naval officer. awarded Congressional Medal for battle of July 3, 1898. Served on board Indiana during Spanish-American War.

Background

Garrison, Daniel Mershon was born on May 3, 1874 in Bordentown, New Jersey, United States. Son of Samuel and Hannah Gary (Mershon) Garrison.

Education

Graduate Bordentown Military Institute, 1891. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1895. Honorary Doctor of Science, St. John’s College, 1923.

Career

Promoted assistant engineer, July 1, 1897. Ensign, March 3, 1899. Lieutenant (junior grade), July 1, 1900.

Lieutenant, July 4, 1902. Commissioned professor mathematics, October 27, 1906. Captain, September 18, 1918.

Head department of mathematics, United States Naval Academy, 1918-1923, retired. Head department of mathematics, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland., since 1923.

Membership

Served on board Indiana during Spanish-American War.

Connections

Married Jessie Croft Kelly, September 26, 1901. Children: Jessie Croft (Mistress.

father:
Samuel Garrison

mother:
Hannah Gary (Mershon) Garrison

spouse:
Jessie Croft Kelly

child:
Jessie Croft (Mrs Garrison