Graduate Porter Military Academy, 1904. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1908. Doctor of Laws, Temple University, 1942.
Doctor of Science, University Southern California, 1943.
Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1910, promoted through grades to rear admiral, 1941. Commanded company of United States Ship Vermont at seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914. Attached to United States Ship Kansas and gunnery officer United States Ship New Hampshire during World War.
Aide to commander Special Service Squadron, 1923-1925. Commanded United States Ship Sands, 1925. On duty in Europe, 1926-1929, Naval War College, 1931-1933.
Executive officer United States Ship Minneapolis, 1933-1935. Staff camdr. Battle Force, 1935-1936. Aide to secretary of Navy, 1936-1939.
Commander United States Ship Vincennes, 1939-1941. Aide to President of the United States, 1941-1942. Superintendent United States Naval Academy 1942-1945.
Appointed commandant 15th Naval District, commander S.E. Pacific, 1945. Retired 1946.
Club: Army and Navy (Washington).
Married Edith Jett McCormick, February 10, 1917. Children: Edith A. (Mistress Y. Fitzhugh Hardcastle), John Reginald (United States Navy), Geoffrey Bonser.