Henry Ariosto Wiley, American naval officer. member Board Inspection and Survey Ships, Navy Dept; member Textile Labor Relations Board, Sept; member Steel Board Apptd; member United States Maritime Commn.
Wiley, Henry Ariosto was born on January 31, 1867 in Troy, Alabama, United States.
Born in Pike County, Alabama, Wiley graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1888.
After various shore and fleet commands, he was appointed Admiral in 1927 and served as Commander-in-chief, United States Fleet, until his retirement in 1929 after over 40 years of service. Admiral Wiley served in the years that followed as Chairman of the Maritime Commission and in other important government posts until being recalled to active duty in 1941. In the next year he headed the Navy Board of Production Awards.
Admiral Wiley retired once more 2 January 1943 and died 20 May 1943 at Palm Beach, Florida. USS Henry A. Wiley was named for him.
Member Board Inspection and Survey Ships, Navy Dept. Member Textile Labor Relations Board, Sept. Member Steel Board Apptd.