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Naval officer

James M. Irish, American naval officer. Awarded Legion of Merit. Member American Society of Naval Engineers, Kappa Alpha.


Irish, James M. was born on July 25, 1885 in Utica, New York, United States. Son of Charles G. and Louise C. (Standin) I.


Student Hobart College, 1903-1904. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1908. Master of Science, Columbia, 1915.

Doctor of Science, Hobart.


November 4, 1916 (division 1945). Children—James M., Jerry S. Married second, Alice Swift Child, 1947.

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1908, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1942. Assistant chief bureau of engineering, 1938-1941. Supervisor of shipbuilding, 1941-1943.

Inventory control officer and assistant chief naval operations, Washington, 1943-1945. Chairman of the Board Tampa Shipbldg. Company, 1946-1948; on Navy retired list, 1946.


Member American Society of Naval Engineers, Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Army Navy (Washington).


Married Frederica Lyman Savage.; married second, Alice Swift Child, 1947. Children: James M., Jerry S.

Charles G. Irish

Louise C. (Standin) Irish

Alice Swift Child

Frederica Lyman Savage.

James M. Irish

Jerry S. Irish