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Naval officer , senator

Jeremiah Andrew Denton,, American former senator, retired naval officer. Research on prisoner of war behavior, attitudes and performance, 1973-1974.


Denton,, Jeremiah Andrew was born on July 15, 1924 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of Jeremiah Andrew and Irene Claudia (Steele) Denton.


Student, Spring Hill College, Mobile, 1943. Doctor of Humane Letters, Spring Hill College, Mobile, 1974. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1946.

Student, Armed Forces Staff College, 1959. Student, Naval War College, 1963. Master of Arts in International Affairs, George Washington University, 1964.

HHD (honorary), St. Leo's College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Troy State University.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1946, advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1973. Aviator, flight instructor, staff officer, 1946-1965. Combat pilot in (United States Ship Independence), 1965.

Commandant (Armed Forces Staff College), Norfolk, Virginia, 1974-1977. Retired, 1977; executive assistant to president Spring Hill College, 1977-1980. Consultant to president Christian Broadcasting Network, 1978-1980.

Sol Feinstone lecturer United States Military Academy, 1975. United States senator from Alabama, 1981-1989. Member judiciary committee, labor and human resources committee, veterans affairs, chairman, member various subcommittee.


  • Research on prisoner of war behavior, attitudes and performance, 1973-1974.


Board regents Spring Hill College. Founder Coalition for Decency. Member Ends of Earth Society (working committee), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (Armed Forces award 1974), Catholic War Veterans (Celtic Cross award 1974), Reserve Officers Association (honorary life) Clubs: Knights of Columbus (Patriot of Year award Princeton, New Jersey 1975, Lantern award 1981), Knights of Malta.


Married Kathryn Jane Maury, June 6, 1946 (deceased November 22, 2007). Children: Jeremiah Andrew III, Donald, James, William, Madeleine, Michael, Mary Elizabeth.

Jeremiah Andrew Denton,

Irene Claudia (Steele) Denton,

Kathryn Jane Maury

Jeremiah Andrew III Denton,

Donald Denton,

James Denton,

William Denton,

Madeleine Denton,

Michael Denton,

Mary Elizabeth Denton,