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Leo Hewlett Thebaud, American naval officer. Awarded the Navy Cross; Commander of the Legion of Honor of France. Legion of Merit, Gold Star in lieu of 2nd Legion of Merit, Oak-Leaf Cluster in lieu of 3rd Legion of Merit, Gold Star in lieu of 4th Legion of Merit, British Commander of the Order of the British Empire.


Thebaud, Leo Hewlett was born on February 15, 1890 in Madison, New Jersey, United States. Son of Edward Vincent and Elizabeth Hewlett (Scudder) Thebaud.


Student Berkeley School, New York, Hodder School, Stonyhurst College, England, Chestnut Hill (Pennsylvania) Academy. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1913.


1 daughter, Diana Maris Elizabeth Laurie. Midshipman, 1909, commissioned ensign, 1913, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1943. With occupation Vera Cruz, 1914, commanded United States Ship Paul Jones, destroyer, World War I.

American naval attache, Paris, France. Naval Inspector General, Washington, District of Columbia. Now commandant First Naval District, Boston, Massachusetts.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Naval Leadership, 1924.


Clubs: Union, University (New York City).


Married Eleanor Laurie McCawley, May 14, 1921.

Edward Vincent Thebaud

Elizabeth Hewlett (Scudder) Thebaud

Eleanor Laurie McCawley