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naval officer.

Richard Henry Leigh, American naval officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); decorated by British and Belgian goverments, World War. Served on United States Ship Princeton, Spanish-American War; Member Society Naval Engineers.

Background

Leigh, Richard Henry was born on August 12, 1870 in Panola County, Mississippi, United States. Son of Elbridge Gerry and Susan (Gattis) Leigh.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1891. Graduated from Nava War College, 1925.

Career

Ensign, July 1, 1891. Promoted through grades to admiral, September 15, 1931.

Membership

Served on United States Ship Princeton, Spanish-American War. Member Society Naval Engineers. Clubs: Army and Navy Chevy Chase (Washington).

Connections

Married Minnie Hartwell Barksdale, February 15, 1897.

father:
Elbridge Gerry Leigh

mother:
Susan (Gattis) Leigh

spouse:
Minnie Hartwell Barksdale