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Naval officer

Edward James Foy, American naval officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Victory Medal with silver star, 2d Nicaraguan Medal, United States Defense Medal with star, Asiatic Pacific Medal with star.

Background

Foy, Edward James was born on September 7, 1886 in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. Son of Patrick John and Ellen (Mullin) Foy.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1908. Graduated from the United States Naval War College, 1930, Army War College, 1932.

Career

Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1910, advancing through the grades to rear admiral, 1945. Served on staff Admiral Henry T. Mayo, commander in chief United States Fleet, World War I. Commanded United States Ship Little and United States Ship Selfridge (destroyers) and United States Ship Raleigh (light cruiser), Mediterranean Sea, during Spanish Civil War, 1936-1937, United States Ship Oklahoma (battleship), 1940-1941 (detached shortly before loss at Pearl Harbor.

Naval instructor Army War College, 1937-1940. Deputy commandant Army and Navy Staff College. Trustee and treasurer Naval Historical Foundation.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Elise Dandridge, June 6, 1916.

father:
Patrick John Foy

mother:
Ellen (Mullin) Foy

spouse:
Elise Dandridge