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naval officer.

Dudley Wright Knox, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross, Legion of Merit (United States); commander St. Michael and St. George (British), St. Maurice and St. Lazarus (Italian); gold medal essayist United States Naval Institute, 1914, 15. President, Naval History Foundation. member of advisory council Living Age, American Neptune and Americana Institute; Mason.

Background

Knox, Dudley Wright was born on June 21, 1877 in Fort Walla Walla, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Thomas Taylor and Cornelia Manigault (Grayson) Knox.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1896, Naval War College, 1913.

Career

1 son, Dudley Sargent. Commissioned ensign, May 6, 1898. Advanced through grades to commodore, 1945.

Retired from active list, 1921, but continued on duty Navy Department. Served in Spanish American War. Fleet ordnance officer.

Pacific Fleet and Atlantic Fleet, 1909-1912. On staff Admiral W. S. Sims, 1918-1919. Faculty United States Naval War College, 1919-1920.

Naval editor Army and Navy Journal, 1920-1923. Naval correspondent Baltimore Sun, 1924-1929, New York Herald Tribune, 1929. Member of advisory council Living Age, American Neptune and Americana Institute.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Eclipse of American Sea Power, 1922. The Naval Genius of George Washington, 1932. A History of the United States Navy, 1936, 48.

      Naval Sketches of the War in California, 1939. Contributor articles on naval subjects to various journals.

Membership

Member of advisory council Living Age, American Neptune and Americana Institute. Mason.; Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country.

Connections

Married Lily Hazard McCalla, May 18, 1908.

father:
Thomas Taylor Knox

mother:
Cornelia Manigault (Grayson) Knox

spouse:
Lily Hazard McCalla