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Naval officer

Lemuel Phillips Padgett, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit. Member Sigma Chi, Alpha Psi.


Padgett, Lemuel Phillips was born on June 24, 1897 in Columbia, Tennessee, United States. Son of Lemuel Phillips and Ida (Latta) Padgett.


Student Vanderbilt University, 1914-1916. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1919.


General service in various types of surface ships, specializing in gunnery and other deck duties, 1920-1942. Command cargo ship in Pacific, 1941-1942. Participated in 1st landing N. Africa, November 1942.

With Army-Navy Petroleum Board, Washington, 1943-1946. Loaned to State Department as United States Petroleum attache in Middle East (Libya, Palestine, Transjordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Arabia, Ethiopia), headquarters Cairo, Egypt, March-July, 1946. Commandant cadets Columbia Military Academy, Tennessee, 1946-1948.

Teacher Evening College, U. Chattanooga, since 1948.


Member Sigma Chi, Alpha Psi.


Married Frank Sanders, February 2, 1921. Children: Lemuel Phillips (died 1936), Mary Geraldine (Mistress Earl B. Shaw, Junior.

Lemuel Phillips Padgett

Ida (Latta) Padgett

Frank Sanders

Lemuel Phillips Padgett (died 1936)

Mary Geraldine (Mistress Earl B. Shaw Padgett

Jr Padgett