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Dewitt Clinton Ramsey, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross, World War medal, Mexican War medal Defense medal, Order of Couronne de Chene (Luxembourg), Distinguished Service Medal, with one star, Campaign medals American and Pacific Areas (World World War II); Honorary Commander Military Division, Order British Empire. Awarded Legion of Merit, June 1945. Member of the United States Naval Institute.


Ramsey, Dewitt Clinton was born on October 2, 1888 in Whipple Barracks, Arizona, United States. Son of Frank DeWitt and Lillian Carlotta (Zulick) Ramsey.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1912. Student Flight Training School, Pensacola, Florida, 1915-1917. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1936-1937.


Advanced through grades to admiral, January 1946. Service afloat, 1912-1915. Naval aviator Northern 45.

Duty in France, England, World War I in naval aviation. Four tours duty as fleet aviation officer on staff of commanders in chief of fleet. Superintendent flight training Pensacola, 1924.

Navigator United States Ship Langley, 1926-1928. Executive, United States Ship Wright, 1932-1934, United States Ship Saratoga, 1938. Assistant chief Bureau aeronautics, 1941-1942.

War time commander aircraft carrier and task force commander. Staff commander Fifth Fleet. Deputy commander in chief, Pacific Fleet, November 1945.

Vice chief naval operations, Navy Department, January 1946. Commander in chief, Pacific and United States Pacific fleet, January 1948. United States High Commissioner Trust Ty. of Pacific Islands, April 1948.

Retired as admiral May 1, 1949. President, general manager Aircraft Industries Association American, Inc., 1949-1957, vice Chairman of the Board Governors, since 1957.


Member of the United States Naval Institute.


Married Juanita Gabrielle, July 25, 1926 (deceased).

Frank DeWitt Ramsey

Lillian Carlotta (Zulick) Ramsey

Juanita Gabrielle