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Naval officer

Forde Anderson Todd, American naval officer. Decorated Victory medal for World War, Mexican Campaign medal. Member Alpha Tau Omega.

Background

Todd, Forde Anderson was born on February 20, 1881 in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. Son of Albert Whitner and Martha (Anderson) Todd.

Education

Student Richmond Academy, Augusta, Georgia, 1896-1898, College of Charleston (South Carolina.), 1899-1900. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1904.

Career

Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1906, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1938. Served as naval aid to President Wilson. Executive officer United States Ship Utah with Grand Fleet, during World War.

Naval attache, Rome, Italy, 1926-1928. Commanding officer United States Ship Idaho, 1933-1934. Commandant of midshipmen, United States Naval Academy, 1935-1937.

Commander Atlantic Squadron, 1938. Commanding Cruiser Division 8, United States Fleet, 1938-1940. Retired for physical disability, May 1, 1941, and ordered Governor Naval Home, Philadelphia.

Membership

Member Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: New York Yacht (New York).

Connections

Married Sylvia Leland Barnes, June 21, 1917. Children: Emily Harrison, Anderson, Dorothy Marilla, John Barnes.

father:
Albert Whitner Todd

mother:
Martha (Anderson) Todd

spouse:
Sylvia Leland Barnes

children:
Emily Harrison Todd

Anderson Todd

Dorothy Marilla Todd

John Barnes Todd