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George Franklin Neal

Naval officer

George Franklin Neal, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Order (Britian). member of staff of commander battle force, United States Ship Pennsylvania and California, 1925-1926; member of staff of commander-in-chief, United States Fleet, aboard United States Ship Seattle and Texas, 1926-1928; Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon.; Mason.

Background

Neal, George Franklin was born on May 2, 1879 in Rhea Springs, Tennessee, United States. Son of John Randolph and Mary Elizabeth Caroline (Brown) Neal.

Education

Student, University of Tennessee, 1895-1897. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1901. Graduated from Nava War College, 1932.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, John R. Neal School of Law, 1910.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1903, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1934. Served in United States Ship Monongahela, Chesapeake, Kearsarge, Leyden, Yankton, Castine, Cincinnati, Wyoming, Navajo, South Carolina, North Carolina, Cummings, Dorsey, Mississippi, Ramapo, New York. Member of staff of commander battle force, United States Ship Pennsylvania and California, 1925-1926.

Member of staff of commander-in-chief, United States Fleet, aboard United States Ship Seattle and Texas, 1926-1928. Head, department of electrical engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1923-1925. Commander receiving ship, Boston, 1919-1921.

At Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, 1933-1935. Aide to Secretary of Navy, 1927-1931. Commander, mine force, Pacific Fleet, 1935-1937.

President of General Court Martial Board and acting commander, 12th Naval District, 1939-1941. Retired from active service, 1941.

Religion

When anybody starts to follow the way of Jesus, it means to share his relationship with God as Father.

Politics

The use of force should be supported only in extreme situations and through approve of appropriate international organizations.

Views

Small groups inside the Methodist Church should be developed. Thus all members of “societies” could receive support and be challenged in their faith.

Membership

Member of staff of commander battle force, United States Ship Pennsylvania and California, 1925-1926. Member of staff of commander-in-chief, United States Fleet, aboard United States Ship Seattle and Texas, 1926-1928. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Mason.; Clubs: Army Navy Country (Washington), Rotary (Coronado).

Connections

Married Mattie Steele Milton, January 5, 1910. Children: Harriet Katharine, Mattie Lindsay (Mistress.

father:
John Randolph Neal

mother:
Mary Elizabeth Caroline (Brown) Neal

spouse:
Mattie Steele Milton

children:
Harriet Katharine Neal

Mattie Lindsay (Mrs Neal