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Naval officer , retired.

George Washington Danforth, American naval officer, retired. Member Society Naval Engineers; Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Danforth, George Washington was born on February 22, 1868 in Charleston, Missouri, United States. Son of Lewis William and Mary Jane (Yates) Danforth.


State Normal School, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1883-1884. Manual Training School, Washington University, St. Louis, 1884-1885. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1889.

Postgraduate course and practical engineering and engine building, Navy Yard, New York, 1891-1892.


Commissioned in engineer corps, United States Navy, July, 1891. Engineering duties of various kinds at sea and on shore, July 1, 1891-June 1, 1899, retired. Inspector machinery for Navy Department, at Union Iron works, San Francisco, 1902-1903 and 1906-1907.

Navy Department detail at St. Louis Exposition, 1904. Instructor engineering department, Naval Academy, 1908-1911. In charge summer naval school, Culver (Indiana) Military Academy, 1912.

Chief Machinery Exhibits Department, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1912-1915. Inspector engineering material for United States Navy in central district of Pennsylvania, 1917-1919.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Mechanical Processes, 1917.


Member Society Naval Engineers. Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Aileen R. Hennicke, of Brooklyn, December 15, 1896.

Lewis William Danforth

Mary Jane (Yates) Danforth

Aileen R. Hennicke