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Naval officer , retired

James E. Arnold, American naval officer, retired. Decorated Legion of Merit with one gold star (United States), Croix de Guerre (France). member board Leland-Gifford Company of Canada; Member Massachusetts General Court, House of Representatives, 1932-1934.; Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Background

Arnold, James E. was born on May 5, 1895 in North Troy, Vermont, United States. Son of Cyrus and Annie (Blenkhorn) Arnold.

Education

Student Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1915-1917, United States Naval Academy, 1918. United States Navy Submarine School, 1918.

Career

Served with submarines and destroyers, 1918-1927. Sales engineer, Leland-Gifford Company, 1927-1940. On active duty with United States Navy, 1940-1945.

Present rank, rear admiral, United States Navy Reserve. Became commanding officer, Advanced Amphibious Base, Falmouth, Cornwall, 1943. Commanding officer (United States Navy) Normandy Beach during assault, France, June 6, 1944.

Commanding officer United States Naval Base, Le Havre, France, 1944-1945. President General Court Martial, 1st Naval District, 1945, rear admiral United States N.R. (Retired). President Arnold Realty Trust, Wilowood Corporation.

Member board Leland-Gifford Company of Canada. Washington representative Inland Construction Company, Omaha, Nebraska, 1951-1971.

Membership

Member board Leland-Gifford Company of Canada. Member Massachusetts General Court, House of Representatives, 1932-1934. Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Margaret Lewis, May 22, 1919. Children: Barbara (Mistress.

father:
Cyrus Arnold

mother:
Annie (Blenkhorn) Arnold

spouse:
Margaret Lewis

child:
Barbara (Mrs Arnold