Evander Wallace Sylvester Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science with distinction, United States Naval Academy, 1919. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1923.
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.
Member American Society Naval Engineers (president 1954), Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Chi Phi. Mason.; Clubs: Army-Navy, James River, Army-Navy Country.
Married Frances Edwards, September 5, 1925. Children: Ann Baird (Mistress John Thomas Collins), and Susan Heloise (Mistress John Teunis).