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Naval officer

James Proctor Morton, American naval officer. Served on Marblehead and Vixen, Spanish-American War, 1898; Member American Society Naval Engineers, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Medals Spanish-American War, West Indies Campaign, Philippine Insurrection.

Background

Morton, James Proctor was born on February 8, 1874 in Rockford, Tennessee, United States. Son of Henry Thomas and Mary Arvilla (Proctor) Morton.

Education

Student of University of Missouri, 1890-1891. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1895.

Career

Promoted ensign, June 1897. Advanced through various grades to captain, October 15, 1917.

Membership

Served on Marblehead and Vixen, Spanish-American War, 1898. Member American Society Naval Engineers, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Medals Spanish-American War, West Indies Campaign, Philippine Insurrection.

Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Grace L. Howard, of Washington, District of Columbia, March 21, 1911.

father:
Henry Thomas Morton

mother:
Mary Arvilla (Proctor) Morton

spouse:
Grace L. Howard