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John Harllee, American author, former naval officer. Decorated Silver Star, Legion of Merit with combat V, Commendation ribbon with combat V, Presidential Unit citation with bronze star; recipient Special Commendation Federal Bar Association, 1969.


Harllee, John was born on January 2, 1914 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of William Curry and Ella Florence (Fulmore) Harllee.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1934. Graduate, Naval War College, 1950.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1934;advanced through grades to rear admiral. Commander motor torpedo squadron 12, United States Navy, 1943-1944;member, (Naval Congressional Liaison Unit), 1948-1949;commander destroyer United States Ship Dyess, 1949-1950;commander destroyer division 152, 1955-1956;commander United States Ship Rankin, 1958;retired, 1959;vice president, Edward I. Farley & Company, Inc., New York City, 1960-1961;member, Federal Maritime Commission (and predecessor), 1961-1969;chairman, Federal Maritime Commission (and predecessor), 1963-1969;executive director, San Francisco Twin Bicentennial, 1974-1975;management consultant shipping, Organisation Americans for Energy Independence, 1975-1977.



Chairman Citizens for Kennedy and Johnson, Northern California, 1960. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Sons. Republic Texas, Texas State Society Washington, National Press Club, Texas Breakfast Club (charter), Chevy Chase Club, Army Navy Club, New York Yacht Club.


Married Jo-Beth Carden, September 10, 1937 (deceased April 1985). 1 son, John; married Helen Tewksbury King, October 19, 1986.

William Curry Harllee

Ella Florence (Fulmore) Harllee

Jo-Beth Carden

Helen Tewksbury King