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naval officer.

Oliver Owen Kessing, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit with two gold stars, Bronze Star medal, Navy Marine Corps medal, Secretary of Navy Commendation ribbon with star, Victory medal with star, Mexican Campaign Medal, Asiatic Campaign ribbon, American Defense Medal, Combat medal.

Background

Kessing, Oliver Owen was born on December 6, 1890 in Greensburg, Indiana, United States. Son of Edward and Rose (Moffett) Kessing.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1914.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1914, advanced through the grades to commodore, 1945. Commissioner and president All-American Football Conference, 1949.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy, Army-Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Jane Moffett, August 21, 1918. Children: Thomas Edward (officer United States Navy Reserve), Oliver Owen (officer United States Navy), Jonas Warren.

father:
Edward Kessing

mother:
Rose (Moffett) Kessing

spouse:
Jane Moffett

children:
Thomas Edward Kessing (officer United States Navy Reserve)

Oliver Owen Kessing (officer United States Navy)

Jonas Warren Kessing