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Naval officer

James Lee Ackerson, American naval officer.

Background

Ackerson, James Lee was born on August 8, 1881 in Lowell, Michigan, United States. Son of John Elbert and Katherine (Labadie) Ackerson.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1901. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1906.

Career

Promoted ensign, June 7, 1903. Master, December, 1903. Lieutenant commander, August 21, 1916.

Commander, October 1, 1917. Naval constructor, since 1903. Vice-president and trustee United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1918.

Episcopalian.

Connections

Married Martha Allston Buist, April.

father:
John Elbert Ackerson

mother:
Katherine (Labadie) Ackerson

spouse:
Martha Allston Buist