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Naval officer

David E. Theleen, American naval officer. Served on Massachusetts during Spanish-American War, 1898; Member American Society Naval Engineers, Naval Institute; Mason.

Background

Theleen, David E. was born on November 6, 1875 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Charles G.Theleen.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1897.

Career

Promoted ensign, July 1, 1899. Lieutenant junior grade, July 1, 1902. Lieutenant, August 10, 1903.

Lieutenant commander, July 1, 1909. Commander, August 29, 1916. Captain (temporary), February 1, 1918.

Politics

Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.

Views

Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

Membership

Served on Massachusetts during Spanish-American War, 1898. Member American Society Naval Engineers, Naval Institute. Mason.; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia, and Manila).

Connections

Married Mary C. Persons, of Auburn, Alabama, June 2, 1903.

father:
Charles G.Theleen. Theleen

spouse:
Mary C. Persons