John Walter Mcclaran Edit Profile
Student Wooster Academy, 1901-1904, Wooster U., 1905-1906, United States Naval Academy, 1907-1911.
Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1911. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, 1941. Served in P.R. uprising, 1912, Mexican occupation, 1914, World War, 1917-1918.
Assistant naval attache Tokyo, 1920-1922. Staff commander, Yangtze Patrol, 1922-1924. Established bases for 1st round-the-world flight in Kurile Islands and Japan, 1924.
Staff commander Battle Force, 1928-1930. Commander Mine Division, 1933-1935. Commanded Flagship Mine Force, 1937-1939.
Laid first submarine nets in Puget Sound and San Francisco Bay, 1937. Assisted in establishing advance base, Midway Islands, 1938-1939. Retired because physical disability, 1941.
Member Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Chevy Chase (Maryland.).
Married Stephana Prager, November 25, 1925. Children: Stephen, Ann, Patricia.