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Evander Wallace Sylvester, American naval officer. Recipient of Legion of Merit for work in Office of Coordinator of Research, Navy Department, 1941-1942; Gold Star in lieu of 2d Legion of Merit for work in production of landing craft and other multiple ship programs during 1942-1946. Member American Society Naval Engineers (president 1954), Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Chi Phi.; Mason.

Background

Sylvester, Evander Wallace was born on January 2, 1899 in Alexandria, Louisiana, United States. Son of Ira Wallace and Heloise (Violet) Sylvester.

Education

Bachelor of Science with distinction, United States Naval Academy, 1919. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1923.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, June 6, 1919, advanced through grades to rear admiral, December 24, 1946. Duty in design, construction and repair of naval surface vessels and submarines, 1923-1938. In charge installation of carriage tracks and testing equipment, David W. Taylor model basin, Carderock, Maryland., 1938-1940.

Assistant naval attache, London, 1940-1941. Navy Department liaison officer to National Defense Research Committee, October 1941-June 1942. Duty in shipyards and Navy Department, 1942-1946.

Commander Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, 1946-1950. Assistant chief bureau of Ships for field activities 1950-1951, for design construction and maintenance, 1951-1954. Now director The Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia.

Membership

Member American Society Naval Engineers (president 1954), Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Chi Phi. Mason.; Clubs: Army-Navy, James River, Army-Navy Country.

Connections

Married Frances Edwards, September 5, 1925. Children: Ann Baird (Mistress.

father:
Ira Wallace Sylvester

mother:
Heloise (Violet) Sylvester

spouse:
Frances Edwards

child:
Ann Baird (Mrs Sylvester