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George Barry Wilson, American naval officer.


Wilson, George Barry was born on March 27, 1892 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of George Whitfield and Ada Maria (Maguire) Wilson.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1914, student post graduate school, 1919-1920. Master of Science, Columbia, 1921.


1 daughter, Mary Lawrence (Mistress Desmond McTighe). Married second, Anna Ridout Tilghman, June 2, 1920. Children—Anne Tilghman, George Barry, Ruth.

Commanded ensign, United States Navy, 1914, advancing through the grades to rear admiral, 1942. Served in United States Ship Delaware with British Grand Fleet during World War I. Later assigned to Bureau of Aeronautics, then to United States Ship Langley (first United States aircraft carrier).

In destroyers of Little Force (West Coast), 1923-1925. Aide to commandant Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1925-1927. On staff of squadron commander of destroyers, Asiatic Station, 1927-1930.

Assistant inspector naval material, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1930-1932. Gunnery officer, United States Ship Mississippi, 1932-1935. Production officer, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, 1935-1938.

Executive officer, United States Ship Honolulu, 1938-1940. Various assignments Bureau of Naval Personnel, including director of officer personnel, 1940-1942. Commanding officer, United States Ship Alabama, 1942-1943, chief of staff to commander United States Naval Forces in Europe, and naval attache, London, England., since 1943.

Home: 3420 39th St. N.W., Washington, Distric.


Married Mary Lawrence Stokes, December 9, 1914.; married second, Anna Ridout Tilghman, June 2, 1920. Children: Anne Tilghman, George Barry, Ruth.

George Whitfield Wilson

Ada Maria (Maguire) Wilson

Mary Lawrence Stokes

Anna Ridout Tilghman

Anne Tilghman Wilson

George Barry Wilson

Ruth Wilson