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Edmund Tyler Wooldridge, American naval officer. Decorated Distinguished Service medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze star, Commendation ribbon, Victory ribbon (World War I), Haitian Campaign ribbon, 1919, American Defense ribbon, European Theatre ribbon, American Theatre ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre ribbon, Victory (World World War II); C.B.E.; Commander Order of Ayachucho, Peru, 1956. Club: Army-Navy-Marine Corps Country (Washington).


Wooldridge, Edmund Tyler was born on January 5, 1897 in Lawrenceberg, Kentucky, United States. Son of Dewell Henderson and Minnie Gray (Hawkins) Wooldridge.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy 1919.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1919, and advanced through grades to vice admiral, April 1954. Assigned naval duties including commands of submarine, destroyer and battleship, 1916-1941. Chief of staff to task force commander, North Atlantic, engaged in anti-submarine warfare, 1941-1943.

Director naval officer personnel, headquarters, Navy Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1943-1944. Commanded United States Ship New Jersey (flagship at various times for Admirals Halsey and Spruance), 1944-1945. Commanded naval forces, Northeastern Japan, 1945-1946.

Commanding cruiser div. Western Pacific, 1946-1947. Became assistant chief naval operations Military-Politico Affairs, Washington, 1947.

Now commander 2d Fleet and commander North Atlantic Treaty Organization Striking Fleet, 1954-1955. Commandant The National War College, 1956-1958.


Club: Army-Navy-Marine Corps Country (Washington).


Married Marion Lee Johnson, November 18, 1921. Children: Edmund Tyler, Marion Lee, Marshall Homer.

Dewell Henderson Wooldridge

Minnie Gray (Hawkins) Wooldridge

Marion Lee Johnson

Edmund Tyler Wooldridge

Marion Lee Wooldridge

Marshall Homer Wooldridge