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retired naval officer , corporation executive.

Edward William Clexton was American naval officer, corporation executive. Awarded Legion Merit, Secretary Navy Commendation ribbon, World War I and II victory medals, American Defense medal, American, Asiatic and European area medals, Distinguished Service Medal. Member Institute Aerospace Sciences, Delta Kappa Epsilon.; Club: Army and Navy Country (Arlington, Virginia).

Background

Clexton, Edward William was born on August 15, 1900 in S.I., New York, United States. Son of Andrew Ritter and Ann Veronica (Finnerty) Clexton.

Education

Student Columbia, 1918. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1924. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1929.

Career

April 1948); children—Nancy Anne, Zita Langhorne, Julia Anna, Mary Spencer, Edward William, Catherine Cary. Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1924, advanced through grades to vice admiral, 1956. Designated naval aviator, 1934.

Gunnery and foretop gunnery spotter United States Ship Mississippi, 1924-1926. Shop superintendent Naval Aricraft Factory, Philadelphia, 1929-1933. Assistant to air officer United States Ship Lexington, 1934-1935.

Assistant chief engineer catapult and arresting gear design Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, 1935-1937. Airplane design Bureau aeronautics, Navy Department, 1937-1941, director maintenance, 1944-1947. Commander Air Force Atlantic Fleet staff, 1941-1944.

Assistant director Office Budget and Reports, Navy Department, 1947-1950, director, 1950. Assistant comptroller, director Budget and Reports, Office of Comptroller, 1951-1956, deputy comptroller, 1956. Chief Navy Material, 1956-1960, retired.

Vice president Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, Bethpage, Long Island.

Membership

Member Institute Aerospace Sciences, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Club: Army and Navy Country (Arlington, Virginia).

Connections

Married Zita Mary Langhorne, June 14, 1930 (deceased. Children: Nancy Anne, Zita Langhorne, Julia Anna, Mary Spencer, Edward William, Catherine Cary.

father:
Andrew Ritter Clexton

mother:
Ann Veronica (Finnerty) Clexton

spouse:
Zita Mary Langhorne

child:
Nancy Anne Clexton

child:
Zita Langhorne Clexton

child:
Julia Anna Clexton

child:
Mary Spencer Clexton

child:
Edward William Clexton

child:
Catherine Cary Clexton