James Otto Richardson Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1902.
1 son, Joe Fenet. Commissioned ensign, June 1904. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, December 12, 1934. Assistant chief Bureau Ordnance, 1924-1927, director officer Personnel, 1928-1930.
Commanding officer United States Ship Augusta, 1931-1933. Budget officer, Navy Department, 1934-1935. Chief of staff for commander in chief United States Fleet, 1935-1936.
Commander Destroyers, Scouting Force, 1936-1937. Assistant to chief of naval operations, 1937-1938. Chief bureau of Navigation, 1938-1939.
Commander Battle Force. United States Fleet, 1939-1940. Commander in chief United States Fleet, 1940-1941.
Member General Board, Navy Department, 1941-1942. Retired October 1, 1942 with rank of admiral Executive vice president Navy Relief Society June 1942-May 1945. Released from active duty.
Clubs: Army-Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington).
Married May Fenet, September 20, 1911.