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Military officer

David Lamar McDonald was American military officer. Member Ponte Verde Community College (Jacksonville, Florida), Army-Navy Community College, Chevy Chase Community College, Alfalfa Club (Washington), Salmagundi Club (New York City.

Background

McDonald, David Lamar was born on September 12, 1906 in Maysville, Georgia, United States. Son of William B. and Mary Lucy (David) McDonald.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1928. Student, National War College, 1951.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1928, advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1956, retired, 1967. Naval aviator, 1931-1967. Assigned aviation squadrons, aircraft carriers, ashore with air units.

Director Air Warfare division The Pentagon, Washington, 1955-1957. Deputy assistant chief of staff, plans and policy, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe, 1957-1960. Commander Carrier division 6, 1960-1961.

Commander 6th Fleet, 1961-1963. Chief naval operations, 1963-1967. President board governors Naval Institute.

Membership

Member Ponte Verde Community College (Jacksonville, Florida), Army-Navy Community College, Chevy Chase Community College, Alfalfa Club (Washington), Salmagundi Club (New York City.

Connections

Married Catherine Lois Thompson, October 7, 1930. Children: Mary Louise (Mistress R.L. Spears), Thomas Howerth.

father:
William B. McDonald

mother:
Mary Lucy (David) McDonald

spouse:
Catherine Lois Thompson

children:
Mary Louise McDonald (Mistress R.L. Spears)

Thomas Howerth McDonald