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Naval officer

John Porter Merrell, American naval officer. Served with European Fleet, 1867-1870; member State Department Commission to investigate anti-foreign riots in the province of Szechuen, China, 1895-1896; member Joint Army and Navy Board, 1909.

Background

Merrell, John Porter was born on September 7, 1846 in Auburn, New York, United States. Son of John Camp and Jane A. (Allen) Merrell.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1867.

Career

Promoted ensign, December, 1868. Advanced through grades to rear admiral, March 19, 1907.

Membership

Served with European Fleet, 1867-1870. Member State Department Commission to investigate anti-foreign riots in the province of Szechuen, China, 1895-1896. Member Joint Army and Navy Board, 1909.

Connections

Married Sarah Frances Tyler, January 22, 1872.

father:
John Camp Merrell

mother:
Jane A. (Allen) Merrell

spouse:
Sarah Frances Tyler