Gaylord Church, American naval officer. Mason (K.T., 32 degree).
Church, Gaylord was born on August 14, 1885 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Alfred Gaylord and Alice Lillian (Mosier) Church.
Student Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1902-1905. Bachelor of Science (with distinction), United States Naval Academy, 1909. C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1913.
Graduated from Nava War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1920.
1 son, Gaylord, IV. Began as midshipman, 1905. Commissioned ensign, 1911, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1942. Afloat United States Ship Connecticut, 1909, United States Ship New York, 1910-1911.
Transferred to staff, Civil Engineer Corps, 1913. Served at Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, 1913-1914. Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1915-1917.