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Naval officer

Manley Hale Simons, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross and citation for hazardous duty (World War I), Legion of Merit for German submarine destruction (World World War II); awarded medal of valor, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1943. Member American Legion.; Club: Army and Navy (San Francisco, California).


Simons, Manley Hale was born on May 1, 1879 in Portland, Maine, United States. Son of Manley Haleand Ruth Theodora (Paine) Simons.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy. Graduated from the United States Naval War College, 1924.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1903, advancing through the grades to rear admiral, 1934, retired 1943. Commanded transport Kroonland, World War I. Commanded 3d Division, United States Battle Fleet.

Served as director of fleet training and chief of staff to Vice Admiral Laning, cruisers, United States Fleet. Commandant 5th Naval District and Sea Frontier, during World World War II. Commandant navy yard Portsmouth, Virginia, 1937-1941.

President Simonsdale Corporation, 1940-1941.


Member American Legion. Club: Army and Navy (San Francisco, California).


Married Katherine V. Nazro, October 17, 1907. Children: Manley Hale, Arthur Evart.

Manley Haleand Ruth Theodora (Paine) Simons. Simons

Katherine V. Nazro

Manley Hale Simons

Arthur Evart Simons