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Naval officer

Harry Ervin Yarnell, American naval officer. awarded Distinguished Service Medal by Act of Congress, 1939. Served in United States Ship Oregon, Spanish-American War; Member technical staff American delegation Conference on Limitation of Armaments, London, 1930. Naval aviation observer. Gold medalist United States Naval Institute; Member Society Navl Engineers; Member Council on Foreign Relations.

Background

Yarnell, Harry Ervin was born on October 18, 1875 in near Independence, Iowa, United States. Son of Ervin and Catherine (Countryman) Yarnell.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1897. Graduated from Nava War College, 1915. Doctor of Engineering, Stevens Institute Technology, 1941.

Doctor of Laws, University California, 1941, Brown U., 1942, Clark University, 1942.

Career

Ensign United States Navy, 1899. Promoted through grades to admiral, 1942.

Membership

Served in United States Ship Oregon, Spanish-American War. Member technical staff American delegation Conference on Limitation of Armaments, London, 1930. Naval aviation observer.

Gold medalist United States Naval Institute. Member Society Navl Engineers. Member Council on Foreign Relations.

Clubs: Army and Navy Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Emily Carroll Thomas, September 15, 1903. Children: Ruth (wife of John Sylvester, United States Navy, deceased), Philip (officer United States Navy Reserve).

father:
Ervin Yarnell

mother:
Catherine (Countryman) Yarnell

spouse:
Emily Carroll Thomas

children:
Ruth (wife of John Sylvester Yarnell

United States Navy Yarnell

deceased) Yarnell

Philip Yarnell (officer United States Navy Reserve)