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Naval officer

Paul Hendren, American naval officer. Awarded Legion of Merit (3), gold star in lieu of 4th; Military medal 1st class; diploma from Chile; British Distinguished Service Order.

Background

Hendren, Paul was born on November 10, 1889 in near Statesville, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Jay and Sarah Pearl (Linney) Hendren.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1913. Graduated from the United States Naval War College, 1932, United States Industrial College, 1933.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1913, advanced through grades to vice admiral, 1949. Participated in occupation Vera Cruz. Mexico, 1914, in World Wars I and II.

Commanded cruiser United States Ship Philadelphia in invasion of N. Africa, of Sicily, and at Salerno, 1943. Retired August 1949.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to New York Times, Sat. Eve. Post, United States Naval Institute Proceedings.

Membership

Clubs: Army-Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Bryson Pettit, February 4, 1922.; married second, Emma B. Williamson, June 1, 1957. Children: Constance Pettit (Mistress.

father:
John Jay Hendren

mother:
Sarah Pearl (Linney) Hendren

spouses:
Elizabeth Bryson Pettit

Emma B. Williamson

child:
Constance Pettit (Mrs Hendren