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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.


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


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


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.


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


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

Albert Whitner Todd

Martha (Anderson) Todd

Sylvia Leland Barnes

Emily Harrison Todd

Anderson Todd

Dorothy Marilla Todd

John Barnes Todd