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naval officer.

Paulus Prince Powell, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit with gold star, El Sol del Peru; specially commended by secretary navy for rapid, skillful and efficient evacuation of wounded. Member Society Cincinnati (Virginia).


Powell, Paulus Prince was born on April 25, 1892 in Brunswick Company, Virginia, United States. Son of Robert Simmons and Ellen Virginia (Huff) Powell.


Student Randolph Macon College, 1907-1908. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1913. Graduated from the United States Naval War College, 1937.


Senior Naval Aide, White House, 1932-1934. Promoted captain, 1940, organized, operated fast convoys in Pacific, World World War II. Chief of staff 3d Amphibious Force, service in Pacific Theater.

Promoted commodore, 1944. Upon retirement, 1946, promoted rear admiral for heroic action in combat Battle of Leyte. Representative Pan American World Airways in S.A., since 1946.


Member Society Cincinnati (Virginia). Clubs: New York Yacht, University (New York City).


Married Francis Evelyn Paton, February 1, 1934.

Robert Simmons Powell

Ellen Virginia (Huff) Powell

Francis Evelyn Paton