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Naval officer

Robert Rutherford Morris Emmet, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross for services on board United States Ship Canonicus (mine layer), 1918; Distinguished Service Medal for services rendered during forced landing at Fedala, Morocco, 1942.

Background

Emmet, Robert Rutherford Morris was born on January 27, 1888 in New Rochelle, New York, United States. Son of Robert Temple and Helena Van Cortlandt (Phelps) Emmet.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1908.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, June 1910, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, August 1946. Commanded United States Ship Texas, 1938-1940. Transports amphibious force, Atlantic Fleet, 1941-1943.

United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, 1943-1945. Retired, 1946.

Membership

Clubs: New York Yacht, University (New York City).

Connections

Married Beulah Eaton Hepburn, October 17, 1914. Children: Robert Temple, Beulah Eaton, Barton Hepburn, John Patten.

father:
Robert Temple Emmet

mother:
Helena Van Cortlandt (Phelps) Emmet

spouse:
Beulah Eaton Hepburn

children:
Robert Temple Emmet

John Patten Emmet

Beulah Eaton Emmet

Barton Hepburn Emmet