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Naval officer

Henry Williams, American naval officer. Awarded special letter of commendation from commander in chief, United States Navy, World World War World War II. Member American Society of Naval Engineers (president 1939-1940), Society of America Military Engineers (president, 1946-1947), Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (vice president, 1948), United Spanish War Veterans, Naval and Military Order of Spanish American War.

Background

Williams, Henry was born on August 12, 1877 in Hagerstown, Maryland, United States. Son of Thomas John Chew and Cora (Maddox) Williams.

Education

Student Johns Hopkins, 1892-1894. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1898. Diploma Ingenieur Civil des Construction Navales, Ecole d’Application du Genie Maritime, Paris, 1901.

Career

1 son, Henry; married second, Hazel Forrest, November 1948. Commissioned United States Navy, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1940. Service at sea, Spanish American War, 1898-1901.

Commissioned in construction corps, United States Navy, 1900. Manager Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, 1923-1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1935-1937. Assistant chief of bureau of construction and repair, United States Navy Department, 1937-1940.

Administrative officer, bureau of Ships, United States Navy Department, 1940-1942. Navy Department representative with West Palm Beach, 1942-1945. Special assistant to chairman, United States Maritime Commission, 1945-1946.

Retired from active service, May 1946.

Membership

Member American Society of Naval Engineers (president 1939-1940), Society of America Military Engineers (president, 1946-1947), Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (vice president, 1948), United Spanish War Veterans, Naval and Military Order of Spanish American War. Clubs: Yacht (New York City), Army Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Anna Maud Steers, March 12, 1906 (died July 1947).; married second, Hazel Forrest, November 1948.

father:
Thomas John Chew Williams

mother:
Cora (Maddox) Williams

spouses:
Anna Maud Steers

Hazel Forrest