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John H. Magruder

naval officer , business executive

John H. Magruder, naval officer, business executive. Awarded Legion of Merit, Navy Commendation, Mexican Service medal, others. Member American Clan Gregor Society (chieftain 1951-1954).


Magruder, John H. was born on July 1, 1889 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of John H. and Sarah A. (Slough) Magruder.


Educated Friends schools, Washington, Cloyne, Newport, Rhode Island. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1911.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1912, and advanced through grades to commodore, 1943. Commanding officer United States Ship Fairfax, 1921, United States Ship Breck, 1924-1927. Naval attache The Hague, Netherlands, 1931-1933.

Commanding officer United States Ship Nokomis, 1935-1936, United States Ship Augusta Flagship United States Asiatic Fleet, 1939-1941. Chief of staff Caribbean Sea Frontier, 1943-1944. Deputy commander forward areas Central Pacific, Marianas, 1944-1945.

Took surrender Bonin Islands 1945. Retired, 1946. Chairman of board, Magruder, Inc., 1946-1963.


Member American Clan Gregor Society (chieftain 1951-1954).


Married Esther Hosmer, July 10, 1918. Children: John H. 3d, Agnes (Mistress Phillips), Esther (Mistress Professional Corporation Brooks).

John H. Magruder

Sarah A. (Slough) Magruder

Esther Hosmer

John H. 3d Magruder

Agnes Magruder (Mistress Phillips)

Esther Magruder (Mistress Professional Corporation Brooks)