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Naval officer

John Walter Mcclaran, American naval officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross, Mexican Campaign medal, Victory medal, etc. Member Phi Gamma Delta.


Mcclaran, John Walter was born on October 1, 1887 in Wooster, Ohio, United States. Son of John Cook and Elisabeth (Deer) Mcclaran.


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.

John Cook Mcclaran

Elisabeth (Deer) Mcclaran

Stephana Prager

Patricia Mcclaran

Stephen Mcclaran

Ann Mcclaran