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naval officer.

Lee Payne Johnson, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross, Legion of Merit with gold star, Special Commendation by Secretary of Navy, ribbons of World War I, Mexican Border, European-African Theater, American Theater, American Defense. Club: Army-Navy Country (Washington).

Background

Johnson, Lee Payne was born on October 26, 1886 in Concord, North Carolina, United States. Son of Daniel Dudley and Mattie Lee (Hilton) Johnson.

Education

Student Trinity College, Durham, North Carolina. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1909. Graduated from the United States naval War College.

Career

1 daughter, Emily Williamson (Mistress James Leon Price). Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1911, and advanced through the grades to commodore, 1943. Commanded destroyer with Admiral Sims force based at Queenstown, Ireland, during World War I.

Became Chief of Staff, Amphibious Force, United States Atlantic Fleet, 1942, Commander Rear Echelon, 1942. Commander Amphibious Training Command United States Atlantic Fleet, 1943-1944. Retired for physical disability, 1944.

On active duty as commander Naval Ordnance Plant, York, Pennsylvania, since 1944.

Religion

Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.

Politics

Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

Views

The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.

Membership

Club: Army-Navy Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Emily Edelin Tilley, December 12, 1911.

father:
Daniel Dudley Johnson

mother:
Mattie Lee (Hilton) Johnson

spouse:
Emily Edelin Tilley