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Naval officer

Garret Lansing Schuyler, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross, Legion of Merit, Order of British Empire, Legion of Honor, and various campaign ribbons. Served on panels of Research and Development Board coms., from 1947; member National Research Council, 1941-1946.; Member Seismological Society American, Philosophical Society of Washington. Dutch Reformed Church.

Background

Schuyler, Garret Lansing was born on March 18, 1885 in New York City. Son of James Everett and Lillian (Randolph) Schuyler.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1907. Course in explosives, George Washington University, 1909-1910.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1908, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1947. Attached to the United States Embassy, London, 1917-1921, member Inter-Allied Naval Armistice Commission, also on Admiral Sim’s staff. Gunnery officer, United States Naval Railway guns, France, 1918.

Commanded United States Naval Proving Ground, Dahlgren, Virginia, and Naval Powder Factory, Indian Head, Maryland., 1931-1934. Organized and headed research and development division, Navy bureau of Ordnance, 1941-1942. President, special board, Naval Ordnance, 1942-1947.

Retired from active duty, January 1, 1947. Explosives safety consultant California Institute Technology and Atomic Energy Commission, from 1947. Special consultant to Civil Defense Office (National Security Resources Board) from 1951.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor 16 articles to the United States Naval Institute. Other articles to various technical and professional publications Invented use of fuel oil tanks for torpedo protection of naval ships. Delay coil

    • holds patents on bomb displacer, and automatic rocket launcher.

Membership

Served on panels of Research and Development Board coms., from 1947. Member National Research Council, 1941-1946. Member Seismological Society American, Philosophical Society of Washington.

Dutch Reformed Church. Clubs: Cosmos, Army Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Beatrice Tracy, June 14, 1919.

father:
James Everett Schuyler

mother:
Lillian (Randolph) Schuyler

spouse:
Beatrice Tracy