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Naval officer

Samuel Wood Bryant, American naval officer. member of staff United States Naval War College, 1925-1926 and 1928-1930.

Background

Bryant, Samuel Wood was born on May 24, 1877 in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Curry and Sarah (McLean) Bryant.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1900.

Career

Ensign, May 20, 1902. Promoted through grades to read admiral, July 1, 1933. Retired because of physical disability incurred in line of duty, March 1, 1937.

Commander torpedo boat destroyer off coasts of Ireland and France, and on staff commander United States destroyer flotillas, in European waters, during World War. Technical adviser on electrical communications to American delegate, Limitation of Armament Conference, Washington, 1921-1922. Assistant naval adviser to American delegation at International Conference on Rules of Warfare, The Hague, 1922-1923.

Member of staff United States Naval War College, 1925-1926 and 1928-1930. In commanded United States Ship Detroit, attached to cruiser divisions, United States Fleet, 1926-1927, and as flagship United States Naval Forces to Europe, 1927-1928. Chief of staff Scouting Fleet, 1930-1932.

Director War Plans Division, Navy Department, 1932-1934. Commander battleship div. United States Fleet, 1934-1935.

Chief of staff to commander in chief United States Fleet, 1935.

Membership

Member of staff United States Naval War College, 1925-1926 and 1928-1930.

Connections

Married Carolina F. Merry, December 18, 1905. Children: Gordon McLean, Samuel Wood.

father:
William Curry Bryant

mother:
Sarah (McLean) Bryant

spouse:
Carolina F. Merry

children:
Gordon McLean Bryant

Samuel Wood Bryant