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Edward Elwell Spafford Edit Profile

former Navy commander.

Edward Elwell Spafford, American former Navy commander. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Commander Legion of Honor (France); Commander Order of Crown of Italy; Commander Order of Phoenix (Greece). Served as chairman naval affairs of America Legion 3 years, as commander Department of New York, 1923-1924; Mason.

Background

Spafford, Edward Elwell was born on March 12, 1878 in Springfield, Vermont, United States. Son of Hiram Duncan and Georgiana (Fowler) Spafford.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1901. Student law, Columbia University, 1915-1916.

Career

1 daughter, Lucille. Resigned from United States Navy as lieutenant commander, 1914. Returned to Navy and served in the Mediterranean, World War.

Membership

Served as chairman naval affairs of America Legion 3 years, as commander Department of New York, 1923-1924. Mason.; Clubs: University, New York Yacht, Sleepy Hollow Country, Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Lucille Stevens, May 23, 1912 (died 1914).

father:
Hiram Duncan Spafford

mother:
Georgiana (Fowler) Spafford

spouse:
Lucille Stevens