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naval officer.

Royal Eason Ingersoll, American naval officer. Recipient Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Victory Medal (United States), Honorary Knight Commander Order British Empire (Great Britain), Grand Officer Order Orange Nassau (Netherlands) Grand Cross Naval Order of Merit (Brazil), Commander Legion of Honor (France). Club: New York Yacht (New York).

Background

Ingersoll, Royal Eason was born on June 20, 1883 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Rear Admiral Royal Rodney and Cynthia (Eason) Ingersoll.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1905.

Career

United States Navy, killed in action, Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942), Alice Jean. Appointed midshipman United States Navy, 1901. Promoted through grades to admiral, 1942.

Communication officer Navy Department, 1916-1918, Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919. Comd, United States.S Nokomis, 1924-1926. Naval War College, 1926-1928.

Assistant chief of staff Battle Fleet, 1928, United States Fleet, 1929. Chief of staff United States Fleet, 1930. Commanded United States Ship Augusta, 1933, United States Ship San Francisco, 1934-1935.

Technical assistant United States delegation London Naval Conference, 1935. Director War Plans Division Operations, 1936-1938. Commander Cruiser Division Six, United States Fleet, 1938-1940.

Assistant chief naval operations, 1940-1941, commander-in-chief United States Atlantic Fleet, 1942-1944. Commander Western Seas Frontier, 1944-1945. Retired August 1946.

Membership

Club: New York Yacht (New York).

Connections

Married Louise Van Harlingen, June 29, 1910. Children: Royal Rodney (Lieutenant.

father:
Rear Admiral Royal Rodney Ingersoll

mother:
Cynthia (Eason) Ingersoll

spouse:
Louise Van Harlingen

child:
Royal Rodney (lt Ingersoll