Leslie E. Gehres Edit Profile
Student United States Naval Academy, 1918. Naval aviator, Naval Aviation School, Pensacola, Florida, 1927.
Virginia. Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1918, and advanced through grades to commodore, July 1943. Re-appointed, captain 1944. Commander Fleet Air Wing Four in Aleutians and North Pacific operations, 1941-1944.
Commander United States Ship Franklin which was nearly destroyed by Japanese, 1945, commanding officer, United States Naval Air Station, San Diego, California, 1945-1949. Retired as rear admiral, 1949. Director public and community relations, San Diego (California) Employers Association, from May 2, 1949.
Vice president industrial relations Westgate-California Corporation, San Diego, from 1971. President, California Association Republican County Chairman 1967-1971. Presidential appointee American Battle Monuments Commission, from 1969.
Chairman San Diego County Republican Central Committee and member Executive Committee California State Republican Central Committee, from 1971. Trustee California Maritime Academy, from 1971.
Clubs: San Diego, San Diego Country, Princess Anne (Hunt, Virginia).
Married Rhoda Elizabeth Cooley, June 16, 1923.