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Naval officer

John Jerome Gaffney, American naval officer. Awarded Silver Star, special commendation letter, Secretary of Navy, Legion of Merit.

Background

Gaffney, John Jerome was born on March 5, 1891 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Patrick John and Ellen Frances (O’Conner) Gaffney.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, College of Charleston, 1912. Student St. Lawrence University (Brooklyn Law School), 1925-1926.

Career

Entered supply corps, United States Navy, 1912. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, 1943. Served in Chinese waters, 1913-1916.

Built and managed naval clothing factory, Charleston, South Carolina., 1917. Secretary Virgin Islands, 1920-1923. Bought navy fuel, 1937-1939.

Staff commander Aircraft Battle Force, 1939-1941. Headed supply work ashore, Pearl Harbor, 1941-1945. Commander Naval Supply Depot, Oakland, California since August, 1945.

Connections

Married Wahneta Walsh, January 16, 1915. Children: John Jerome, Mary Yetive (Mistress Edward W. Bridewell), Gloria Louise (Mistress Francis Van Dyke Andrews), Lurline Loretta (Mistress Charles R. Eisenbach).

father:
Patrick John Gaffney

mother:
Ellen Frances (O’Conner) Gaffney

spouse:
Wahneta Walsh

children:
John Jerome Gaffney

Mary Yetive Gaffney (Mistress Edward W. Bridewell)

Gloria Louise Gaffney (Mistress Francis Van Dyke Andrews)

Lurline Loretta Gaffney (Mistress Charles R. Eisenbach)