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Fredric L. Conklin, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Victory (World War I and World World War II), Nicaraguan Campaign, Defense, Pacific Area, Phillippine Liberation ribbons. Member founders group American Board of Surgery.; Fellow American College Surgeons; member American Medical Association.


Conklin, Fredric L. was born on April 12, 1888 in Manchester, Michigan, United States. Son of Abraham Benjamin and Elizabeth (Mills) Conklin.


Doctor of Medicine University of Michigan, 1913.


Surgical interne, University of Michigan Hospital, 1913. Practiced medicine, Grand Ledge, Michigan, 1914. Entered Naval Medical School, Washington, 1914.

Commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade), United States Navy, 1915, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1946. Assigned in charge of orthopedics, later chief of surgical service, United States Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1924-1928. With United States Marines, Managua, Nicaragua, 1928-1930 (assisted in organizing medical departments of Nicaraguan Army, established their first hospital and served as medical director of all medical activities).

Chief of surgical service United States Naval Hospital, New York City, 1930-1932, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1932-1933 and 1936-1939. Executive officer United States Naval Hospital, Canacao, P.I., 1934. Regimental surgeon 4th Marines, Marine Expeditionary Force, Shanghai, China, 1935.

Chief of surgical service, later Executive officer, United States Naval Hospital, San Diego, California, 1939-1942. Organized United States Naval Mobile Hospital Northern 5, Naval Medical Supply Depot, Brooklyn, New York, 1942, established and commanded the hospital, which was set up in New Caledonia, having additional duty as member Hospital Standardization Board, which visited all naval hospital activities in South Pacific Area. Medical officer in command United States Naval Hospital, Palm Beach, Florida, 1945-1946.

District medical officer Ninth Naval District, Great Lakes, Illinois from 1946.


Member founders group American Board of Surgery. Fellow American College Surgeons. Member American Medical Association.


Married Delphine Tyler Sellers, March 9, 1921.

Abraham Benjamin Conklin

Elizabeth (Mills) Conklin

Delphine Tyler Sellers