David E. Theleen Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1897.
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.
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.
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).
Married Mary C. Persons, of Auburn, Alabama, June 2, 1903.