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Isaac Campbell Kidd, American naval officer. Awarded Cuban Pacification Medal, 1906, Mexican Campaign Medal, 1916, World War Victory Medal with bronze star and bar, 1919. Served as Associate Press correspondent, 1914-1915, 1916; Member of the United States Naval Institute.


Kidd, Isaac Campbell was born on March 26, 1884 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Son of Isaac and Jemima (Campbell) Kidd.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1906. Attended Naval War College, 1936-1938.


Became midshipman, 1902. Served as passed midshipman on cruiser Columbia, which carried Marine Expeditionary Force to Canal Zone, and participated in Cuban Pacification, 1906. On United States Ship New Jersey during round-the-world cruise of fleet, 1907-1909.

First lieutenant, United States Ship Pittsburgh, during Mexican disturbance, 1913-1914. On staff commander-in-chief Pacific Fleet, 1914-1916. Promoted to commander and served as gunnery officer on United States Ship New Mexico, later on staff of commander-in-chief Atlantic Fleet, during World War.

Executive officer United States Ship Utah, 1925-1926. Commanding officer United States Ship Vega, 1926-1927. On duty at Panama Canal, 1927-1930, serving as captain of Port of Cristobal, chairman Board of Inspection and Survey, and actg. marine support Panama Canal.

Promoted to captain, 1930. Chief of staff Base Force, United States Fleet, 1930-1932. Officer personnel assignments with bureau of Navigation, Navy Department, 1932-1935.

Commander Destroyer Squadron One, United States Fleet, 1935-1936. Commanding officer United States Ship Arizona, 1938-1939. Selected rear admiral, 1939.

Chief of staff, Battleships, United States Fleet, 1940-1941. Commander Battleship Division, United States Fleet, since 1941.


Served as Associate Press correspondent, 1914-1915, 1916. Member of the United States Naval Institute. Clubs: New York Yacht.


Married Inez Gillmore, April. Children: Nereide (deceased), Isaac Campbell (midshipman, United States Navy).

Isaac Kidd

Jemima (Campbell) Kidd

Inez Gillmore

Nereide Kidd (deceased)

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United States Navy) Kidd